Observation of fusion-like residues in energetic nuclear collisions at the Celsius storage ring

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Recent experiments at the CELSIUS storage ring of Uppsala, Sweden, have revealed the existence of high momentum transfer target-like fragments contrary to expectations. Recoiling heavy fragments in the reaction of 250 MCV/nucleon N-14 on Xe-131 have been measured at 10degrees with respect to the beam direction with specially designed recoil telescopes, Simulations with the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (BUU) transport equation are not able to reproduce the experimental observations, Intermediate mass fragments (IMF: 3 less than or equal to Z less than or equal to 8) were also measured using three elements of the CIRCSi DeltaE - E telescopes. Single energy spectra of IMFs suggest that the larger fragments (Z = 7, 8) are preferentially emitted from a single equilibrated, but very hot source (T approximate to 9 MeV).


  • R Yanez
  • W Loveland
  • K Aleklett
  • A Kuznetsov
  • V Avdeichikov
  • A Siwek
  • L Westerberg
  • Bo Jakobsson
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  • Subatomic Physics


  • nuclear physics, nuclear reactions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-102
JournalRevista Mexicana de Física
Issue numberSuppl 3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch