Production of heavy neutron-rich nuclei with radioactive beams in multinucleon transfer reactions


The production mechanism of heavy neutron-rich nuclei is investigated by using the multinucleon transfer reactions of \(^{136,148}{\hbox {Xe}}+^{208}\)Pb and \(^{238}{\hbox {U}}+^{208}\)Pb in the framework of a dinuclear system model. The evaporation residual cross sections of target-like fragments are studied with the reaction system \(^{148}{\hbox {Xe}}+^{208}\)Pb at near barrier energies. The results show that the final isotopic production cross sections in the neutron-deficient side are very sensitive to incident energy while it is not sensitive in the neutron-rich side. Comparing the isotopic production cross sections for the reactions of \(^{208}\)Pb bombarded with stable and radioactive projectiles, we find that neutron-rich radioactive beams can significantly increase the production cross sections of heavy neutron-rich nuclei.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants Nos. 11635003, 11025524 and 11161130520; the National Basic Research Program of China under Grant No. 2010CB832903; the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (Fp7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES) under Grant Agreement Project No. 269131; the Project funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2016M600956).

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Li, C., Wen, P., Li, J. et al. Production of heavy neutron-rich nuclei with radioactive beams in multinucleon transfer reactions. NUCL SCI TECH 28, 110 (2017).

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  • Multinucleon transfer reactions
  • DNS model
  • Heavy-ion collisions
  • Neutron-rich nuclei