Subject to the assumption that sub-barrier fusion is described by an effective one-dimensional energy-independent local potential barrier, the Jeffreys-Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation for the fusion cross sections is inverted to determine this effective potential. Potential barriers, with their associated experimental errors, are presented for C13+C13 and Ca40+Ca40, and the assumption of a local effective potential is shown to be inadequate for Ni64+Ni64. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Inversion formula relating fusion cross sections to ion-ion potential.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics