Excitation functions (Elab=235-320 MeV) for producing nuclei close to the compound system (evaporation residues) were measured for Ni58,64+ Sn112-124, corresponding to a 20% variation in the compound-nucleus neutron number. A dramatic, order-of-magnitude increase was observed in the maximum cross section as a function of the compound-nucleus neutron neutron excess. The subbarrier energy dependence of the cross sections is well described by an optical-model calculation, but not by the frequently used parabolic approximation.
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