Sub-barrier fusion processes: The case of weakly-bound nuclei
Dipartimento di Fisica “Galileo Galilei” and INFN, Padova, Italy
This lecture reviews the main aspects associated with fusion processes between heavy ions at energies below the Coulomb barrier. We discuss in particular the novel features arising in the case of fusion with weakly-bound nuclei. The role of continuum states and the coupling to break-up channels are particularly emphasized.
© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, 2008