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Published April 1, 1977 | public
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Time-dependent Hartree-Fock calculations for 16O + 16O and 40Ca + 40Ca reactions


The time-dependent Hartree-Fock approximation is applied to 16O + 16O and 40Ca + 40Ca reactions. An effective interaction which results in a local Hartree-Fock potential is used. The full time-dependent Hartree-Fock problem is reduced to two dimensions by treating the relative orbital motion of the ions in the rotating frame approximation. The detailed dynamics of the nuclear density matrix during these reactions is discussed. The deflection function, energy loss, fragment charge distribution, and ion-ion potential have been computed for several reactions and compared with available data. The physical content and limitations of our calculations are discussed.

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©1977 The American Physical Society. Received 20 September 1976. The authors are grateful to J. Ginnocchio for assistance in the calculation of evaporation from the excited reaction products. We would also like to thank M. Baranger and J.R. Nic for several helpful discussions. Three of us (SEK, SJK, and JWN) would like to thank the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for supporting visits to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This work was sponsored in part by the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration under contract with Union Carbide Corporation. [SEK was] [s]upported in part by the National Science Foundation [MPS71-02670 A05]. [JWN was an] Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.


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