Near-barrier fusion of the B + Ni proton-halo system. Academic Article uri icon


  • Fusion cross sections were measured for the exotic proton-halo nucleus B incident on a Ni target at several energies near the Coulomb barrier. This is the first experiment to report on the fusion of a proton-halo nucleus. The resulting excitation function shows a striking enhancement with respect to expectations for normal projectiles. Evidence is presented that the sum of the fusion and breakup yields saturates the total reaction cross section.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Aguilera, E. F., Amador-Valenzuela, P., Martinez-Quiroz, E., Lizcano, D., Rosales, P., Garca-Martnez, H., ... Belyaeva, T. L.

citation count

  • 78

complete list of authors

  • Aguilera, EF||Amador-Valenzuela, P||Martinez-Quiroz, E||Lizcano, D||Rosales, P||García-Martínez, H||Gómez-Camacho, A||Kolata, JJ||Roberts, A||Lamm, LO||Rogachev, G||Guimarães, V||Becchetti, FD||Villano, A||Ojaruega, M||Febbraro, M||Chen, Y||Jiang, H||DeYoung, PA||Peaslee, GF||Guess, C||Khadka, U||Brown, J||Hinnefeld, JD||Acosta, L||Rossi, ES||Huiza, JFP||Belyaeva, TL

publication date

  • August 2011