Evolving theoretical descriptions of heavy-ion fusion :from phenomenological to microscopic approaches

  title={Evolving theoretical descriptions of heavy-ion fusion :from phenomenological to microscopic approaches},
  author={Kouichi Hagino},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory},
  • K. Hagino
  • Published 14 April 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Nuclear Theory
We overview the current status of theoretical approaches for heavy-ion fusion reactions at subbarrier energies. We particularly discuss theoretical challenges in the coupled-channels approach, that include i) a description of deep subbarrier hindrance of fusion cross sections, ii) the role of nuclear dissipation, iii) fusion of unstable nuclei, and iv) an interplay between fusion and multi-nucleon transfer processes. We also present results of a semi-microscopic approach to heavy-ion fusion… 

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