• The effect of nuclear structure in the emission of reaction products in heavy-ion reactions

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      Fusion–fission reactions; statistical model; strongly damped collisions; compound nucleus; dinuclear orbiting; deformation.

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      Study of intermediate mass fragments (IMFs) and light charged particles (LCPs) emission has been carried out for a few reactions involving 𝛼-cluster and non-𝛼-cluster systems to see how the emission processes are affected by nuclear clustering. Li, Be, B and 𝛼-particles have been studied from α-clustered system 16O + 12C for 117, 125, 145 and 160 MeV bombarding energies respectively. The enhanced yields of near-entrance channel fragment B and large quadrupole deformation of the produced composite 28Si$^{\ast}$ extracted from LCP spectra indicate the survival of orbiting-like process in 16O + 12C system at these energies. The same IMFs emitted from the 𝛼-cluster system 12C (77 MeV) + 28Si and nearby non-𝛼 cluster 11B (64 MeV) + 28Si and 12C (73 MeV) + ${}^{27}$Al (all having the same excitation energy of ∼67 MeV) have also been studied. The fully energy damped (fusion–fission) and the partially energy damped (deep inelastic) components of the fragment energy spectra have been extracted. It has been found that the yields of the fully energy damped fragments for all the above reactions are in conformity with the respective statistical model predictions. The time-scales of various deep inelastic fragment emissions have been extracted from the angular distribution data. The angular momentum dissipation in deep inelastic collisions has been estimated from the data and it has been found to be close to the corresponding sticking limit value.

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      Samir Kundu1

      1. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064, India
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