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An investigation of the appearance of a long range nuclear potential in ultra low energy nuclear synthesis

by S. Oryu, T. Watanabe, Y. Hiratsuka and M.Takeda

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As Contributors: Shinsho Oryu
Preprint link: scipost_201910_00041v1
Date submitted: 2019-10-30
Submitted by: Oryu, Shinsho
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 24th European Few Body Conference (University of Surrey, U.K.)
Discipline: Physics
Subject area: Nuclear Physics - Theory
Approaches: Theoretical, Computational


A new potential, the so called ``GPT'', represents a Yukawa-type potential for shorter range, but a $1/r^n$-type potential for longer range where $n=2$ includes the Efimov-like potential. In order to confirm the existence of a GPT potential, we investigate the possibility of creating the lanthanum (La)-nucleus via the {\it ultra low energy reaction}: Cs(2d,$\gamma$)La on the three-ion quasi-molecule CsD$_2$ in a CsD$_2$Pd$_{12}$-cluster. Here, the D-Cs-D (or d-Cs-d) three-body bound state and wave function are used to calculate the electro-magnetic (EM) transition from the molecular states to the nuclear states in the Cs(2d,$\gamma$)La reaction. We obtain an approximate E2-transition ratio between the $1/r^2$-type long range potential in combination with the short range nuclear potential and the short range nuclear potentials of $W_{i\rightarrow f}^{E2';L}/W_{i\rightarrow f}^{E2';S}\approx 10^8$ which implies that the quasi molecular state is stable for the usual transition $W_{i\rightarrow f}^{E2';S}$, but nuclear synthesis occurs for $W_{i\rightarrow f}^{E2';L}$ with long range. We conclude that if the reaction Cs(2d,$\gamma$)La occurs, then the existence of the GPT potential is confirmed.

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Submission scipost_201910_00041v1 on 30 October 2019

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