Reaction Cross-Sections for N-14 + B-10

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The article was written by Paul DeYoung during his time at the University of Notre Dame.


Excitation functions for the yields of nineteen residual nuclei from the 14N + 10B reaction have been measured over the range Ec.m.=8.00-25.75 MeV in steps of 250 keV with γ-ray techniques. The magnitude and energy dependence of the excitation functions for the partial yields are very different from those of the 12C + 12C system. The total fusion cross section appears to saturate at an energy and a magnitude which are lower than expected from previous systematics. Small, regular fluctuations can be seen in the fusion cross section, one of which is very narrow. However, the structure observed by L'Ecuyer et al. was not seen in this work.