Prompt compound nuclear K X-rays in fusion reactions induced by a heavy projectile

H. Ernst, W. Henning, C. N. Davids, W. S. Freeman, T. J. Humanic, M. Paul, S. J. Sanders, F. W. Prosser, R. A. Racca

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Abstract

Prompt K X-rays were studied in compound nuclear reactions induced by a heavy projectile. Total production cross sections and multiplicities of K X-rays were measured for the systems 32S + 116, 120, 124Sn by determining X-ray singles, X-ray-X-ray coincidence, and direct evaporation residue yields over the incident energy range 130 MeV ≤Elab≤202 MeV. We find a slow dependence of the multiplicities and cross sections on target mass and incident energy, establishing the prompt K X-ray yields as a useful indicator of the complete fusion cross section behavior induced by a heavy projectile in this mass region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume119
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Ernst, H., Henning, W., Davids, C. N., Freeman, W. S., Humanic, T. J., Paul, M., Sanders, S. J., Prosser, F. W., & Racca, R. A. (1982). Prompt compound nuclear K X-rays in fusion reactions induced by a heavy projectile. Physics Letters B, 119(4-6), 307-310. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(82)90676-1