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Springer Theses

Zeptosecond Dynamics of Transfer‐Triggered Breakup

Mechanisms, Timescales, and Consequences for Fusion

Authors: Cook, Kaitlin Jennifer

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Presents a comprehensive study of transfer-triggered breakup that gives unprecedented insights into the mechanisms of breakup
  • Offers a uniquely detailed introduction to the effect of including lifetimes of resonant states in models of breakup
  • Includes a comprehensive introduction and background section, making it particularly useful to new students
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Combining incisive experiments with the latest theoretical advances, this book presents an extensive study of transfer-triggered breakup, the dominant process by which breakup occurs in reactions involving light, weakly bound nuclei. It demonstrates not only that lifetimes of resonant states shorter than a zeptosecond are crucially important for these reactions to suppress complete fusion, but also that such short lifetimes are experimentally accessible. By making quantitative predictions of the effect of breakup from short-lived resonant states on incomplete fusion at above-barrier energies, the book suggests that the extent to which near-target breakup can suppress complete fusion is much more limited than previously thought.

With an impressive amount of complex data and state-of-the-art models, which were developed, modified, and tested over course of the Ph.D., it examines all aspects of nuclear reactions – nuclear models, modern detectors and spectrometers, as well as data analysis, and offers a detailed discussion of experimental results and technical developments like new radioactive beams. This excellent and beautifully written book presents outstanding quality experimental work that establishes a cornerstone in our understanding of the reaction dynamics of light weakly bound nuclei at energies around the Coulomb barrier.

About the authors

Kaitlin Cook received her PhD in nuclear physics from the Australian National University in 2017, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on the role that weak binding and cluster structures plays in reactions of stable and radioactive weakly bound nuclei. She is an author of 24 peer-reviewed articles in nuclear reaction dynamics.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zeptosecond Dynamics of Transfer‐Triggered Breakup
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms, Timescales, and Consequences for Fusion
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96017-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96017-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96016-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07131-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 269
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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