One-step and two-step contributions to two-nucleon transfer reactions

B. F. Bayman, Jongsheng Chen

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Qualitative arguments are given to show that although first-order distorted-wave Born approximation calculations are adequate for the treatment of single-nucleon transfer reactions, there is little reason to trust them for two-nucleon or multinucleon transfer reactions. A first-plus-second Born approximation calculation is presented for the Pb208(O16, O18)Pb206 ground state transition, at bombarding energies below and slightly above the Coulomb barrier. It is found that successive transfer (two-step) processes account for almost all the observed cross section. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Theory of one- and two-step contributions to Pb208(O16, O18)Pb206.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1509-1520
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982


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