The C-12 + C-12 --> Be-8(gs) + O-16(gs) reaction has been studied at c.m. energies of 27.9, 32.5 and 35.0 MeV. The energy dependence of the cross section is consistent with a resonant behaviour like the one observed for two C-12 nuclei excited in a very deformed state in the final channel. The angular distributions for the two reactions show also a similar oscillatory behaviour. The analysis suggests that the reaction proceeds through the formation of an intermediate state with a complex nature, involving largely deformed configurations as well as almost spherical ones.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1995|