Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 816–822 | Cite as

Fusion Cross Section of \({\mathrm{T(d,n)}}^{4}{\mathrm{He}}\) and \({}^{3}{\mathrm{He(d,p)}}^{4}{\mathrm{He}}\) Reactions by Four Parameters Formula

  • T. Koohrokhi
  • A. M. Izadpanah
  • S. K. Hosseini
Original Research


Fusion cross sections of light nuclei are calculated by a complex potential and taking into account of conservation of angular momentum and parity. The nuclear potential is assumed to be as simple as a spherical complex square well with a rigid core. Then the nuclear phase shift is extracted from continuity condition of inverse of the logarithmic derivative of the wave functions as a complex quantity. The quantum tunneling probability and cross section are obtained via real and complex components of nuclear phase shift. The obtained results for the two most important light nuclei reactions, \({\mathrm{T(d,n)}}^{4}{\mathrm{He}}\), \({}^{3}{\mathrm{He(d,p)}}^{4}{\mathrm{He}}\) are compared with other theoretical formulas and experimental data. Despite that the theory is simplified as much as possible and the complexities and details of nuclear interactions has been ignored, excellent agreements with experimental data are achieved.


Complex potential Nuclear phase shift Quantum tunneling probability Fusion cross section 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Koohrokhi
    • 1
  • A. M. Izadpanah
    • 1
  • S. K. Hosseini
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesGolestan UniversityGorganIran

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