Angular distributions of oxygen produced in the breakup of incident on a target have been measured at angles from to and to for beam energies of 98 and 120 MeV, respectively. The data are dominated by the proton stripping mechanism and are well reproduced by dynamical calculations. The measured breakup cross section is approximately a factor of 3 less than that of fusion at 98 MeV. The influence of breakup on fusion is discussed.
- Received 23 December 2002
- Published 7 April 2003
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