Macroscopic description of heavy-ion reactions

  • J. Rayford Nix
A. Invited Talks and Contributed Papers Presented Orally
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 92)


We discuss the statics and dynamics of large scale nuclear collective motion, with special emphasis on very-heavy-ion reactions. Compound-nucleus cross sections are calculated by use of the criterion that the dynamical trajectory for the fusing system must pass inside the fission saddle point in a multidimensional space in order to form a compound nucleus. In an effort to understand whether nuclear dissipation is dominated by two-body collisions or by the interaction of particles with the mean field generated by the remaining particles, we compare the predictions of various macroscopic approaches with those of time-dependent mean-field (Harttee-Fock) theories.


Compound Nucleus Nuclear Shape Dynamical Trajectory Macroscopic Approach Alamos SCientific Laboratory 
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  • J. Rayford Nix
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  1. 1.Theoretical Division, Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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