Fusion-evaporation reactions

Fusion-evaporation reactions
An 16O beam is to the left and the 16O target is to the right. The beam collides with the target nuclei and fuses. The new system, 32S has large amounts of energy and a quantity called angular momentum, which is a quantum number. Within 10-20 of a second, the 32S nucleus "cools" itself by emitting a proton and a neutron. This new nucleus is 30P and is still in an excited state. It emits many gamma-rays until it reaches its ground states. This entire process is takes place inside of 10-12 of a second .

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