FIZIKA B 12 (2003) 1, 21 - 26
ARE HYPERDEFORMED NUCLEI NUCLEAR MOLECULES?
G. G. ADAMIANa, N. V. ANTONENKOa and W. SCHEIDb
aJoint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Russia
bInstitut für Theoretische Physik der Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen,
Paper devoted to honour the memory of Professor Nikola Cindro
Received 6 May 2002; revised manuscript received 31 January 2003;
Accepted 17 February 2003 Online 20 September 2003
A study of the interpretation of hyperdeformed nuclei as dinuclear quasimolecular
cluster configurations is presented. Under the assumption that hyperdeformed states are
quasimolecular resonance states, it is suggested to excite them directly in heavy-ion
collisions. Signatures of hyperdeformed states in such reactions could be g-transitions between these states and their decay into the nuclei
forming the hyperdeformed nucleus.
PACS numbers: 23.90.+w, 21.60.Gx, 25.70.-z
Keywords: nuclear molecular states, hyperdeformed nuclei, dinuclear system