Synthetic Paths to the Heaviest Elements, W.
Loveland,
Oregon State University
− The cross section for producing a heavy
reaction product in
a complete fusion reaction can be written as

where σ_{capture}(E_{cm},
J) is the "capture" cross section at center of mass
energy E_{c}._{m}.
and spin J and P_{cn}is
the probability
that the projectile-target system will evolve inside the fission
saddle point to form a
completely fused system
rather than re-separating (quasifission) and W_{sur}is
the survival probability of the completely
fused system.I
will present the results
of experiments to characterize these quantities in heavy element
synthesis
reactions.