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Coupled-Channels Approach for Dissipative Quantum Dynamics in Near-Barrier Collisions

Diaz-Torres, A, Hinde, DJ, Dasgupta, M, Milburn, GJ and Tostevin, JA (2009) Coupled-Channels Approach for Dissipative Quantum Dynamics in Near-Barrier Collisions In: International Conference on New Aspects of Heavy Ion Collisions Near the Coulomb Barrier, 2008-09-22 - 2008-09-26, Chicago, IL.

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A novel quantum dynamical model based on the dissipative quantum dynamics of open quantum systems is presented. It allows the treatment of both deep-inelastic processes and quantum tunneling (fusion) within a fully quantum mechanical coupled-channels approach. Model calculations show the transition from pure state (coherent) to mixed state (decoherent and dissipative) dynamics during a near-barrier nuclear collision. Energy dissipation, due to irreversible decay of giant-dipole excitations of the interacting nuclei, results in hindrance of quantum tunneling

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The following article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings, 1098 44-51 and may be found at A. Diaz-Torres et al., AIP Proc. 1098 44-51 (2009)

Uncontrolled Keywords: Open quantum system, Dissipation, Decoherence, Lindblad equation, Coupled channels, Quantum tunneling, Fusion, Deep-inelastic collisions, FUSION
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 13:04
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:47

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