Coulomb versus nuclear breakup in Li11 fragmentation

Phys. Rev. C 42, 758 – Published 1 August 1990
G. Bertsch, H. Esbensen, and A. Sustich


The cross section for two-neutron removal from a beam of relativistic Li11 is calculated in an eikonal approximation. We find a larger nuclear cross section in reactions with heavy nuclei than estimated by Kobayashi et al. This lowers the inferred Coulomb cross section for reactions on Pb208 from 890 to a range of 560–740 mb, depending on the assumed single-particle binding energy of the valence neutron.


  • Received 22 February 1990
  • Published in the issue dated August 1990

© 1990 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

G. Bertsch, H. Esbensen, and A. Sustich

  • Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824
  • Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

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