Excitation function and mean projected recoil ranges of nuclei produced in the12C-induced reactions on51V target were measured by conventional stacked foil and thick-target thick-recoil-catcher technique for bombarding energiesE ≤ 84 MeV for12C ion beam. The measured recoil ranges are converted to momentum transfer. Information on momentum transfer was used to get clues about some aspects of the interaction such as complete fusion which corresponds to full momentum transfer and incomplete fusion reaction mechanism. The measured excitation functions are compared with the calculation based on the statistical model which describes only equilibrium decay of the compound nucleus using the Cascade code and the geometry dependent hybrid model which describes equilibrium as well as pre-equilibrium decay of the compound nucleus using the Alice/91 code. The measured excitation functions and average ranges of the radioisotope products of the reactions12C on51V indicate that the three separate reaction mechanisms could be attributable to complete fusion of12C, incomplete fusion of8Be and incomplete fusion of4He respectively with the target. The8Be and4He are the break-up component of12C into8Be +4He. The predictions of the codes, especially the Cascade, generally agree with the measured cross-sections which could be attributed to complete fusion of12C with the target51V.
Volume 97, 2023
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