Elastic scattering and transfer in the 8Li+208Pb system near the Coulomb barrier Academic Article uri icon


  • The interaction of 8Li with 208Pb has been studied over a range of energies near the nominal Coulomb barrier. An excitation function for the total reaction cross section is obtained from elastic-scattering angular distributions and compared with existing data for 6,7Li scattering. The result of this comparison indicates that the interaction barrier for 8Li+208Pb is reduced by approximately 4 MeV relative to that of 7Li. The yields of 7Li and 4He from breakup and/or transfer processes are determined, and compared with similar data for other light, weakly bound projectiles.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kolata, J. J., Goldberg, V. Z., Lamm, L. O., Marino, M. G., O’Keeffe, C. J., Rogachev, G., ... Shaheen, S. A.

citation count

  • 38

publication date

  • May 2002