Interaction of 17F with a 208Pb target below the Coulomb barrier
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- Signorini, C., Pierroutsakou, D., Martin, B. et al. Eur. Phys. J. A (2010) 44: 63. doi:10.1140/epja/i2010-10934-x
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The interaction of loosely bound (Sp = 600 keV) 17F ions with a 208Pb target was studied at Elab = 86 MeV, below the Coulomb barrier, by measuring the differential cross-section for the quasi-elastic scattering and the cross-section for the exclusive breakup process 17F \( \rightarrow\)16O + p . The small reaction and exclusive breakup cross-sections confirm the small reactivity of this system, even at low energy, and indicates that the 17F small binding energy plays a minor role in the reaction dynamics.