Mass dispersion in transfer reactions with a stochastic mean-field theory

Kouhei Washiyama, Sakir Ayik, Denis Lacroix

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Nucleon transfer in symmetric heavy-ion reactions at energies below the Coulomb barrier is investigated in the framework of a microscopic stochastic mean-field theory. Although mean field alone is known to significantly underpredict the dispersion of the fragment mass distribution, a considerable enhancement of the dispersion is obtained in the stochastic mean-field theory. The variance of the fragment mass distribution deduced from the stochastic theory scales with the number of exchanged nucleons. Therefore, the new approach provides the first fully microscopic theory consistent with the phenomenological analysis of the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031602
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 16 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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