Two deformation paths in fission of light actinides

Y. Nagame, I. Nishinaka, Y. L. Zhao, K. Tsukada, S. Ichikawa, Z. Qin, H. Ikezoe, Y. Oura, K. Sueki, H. Nakahara, M. Tanikawa, T. Ohtsuki, S. Goto, H. Kudo, Y. Hamajima, K. Takamiya, K. Nakanishi, H. Baba

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The correlation among the fission threshold energy, the scission configuration and the mass yield distribution has been studied in proton- induced fission of light actinides. It was found that there exist at least two fission paths from the threshold region to the scission. The elongated scission configuration is related with the fission process that goes over a higher threshold energy and results in a symmetric mass division mode, while the compact scission configuration with the process that experiences a lower threshold and ends up with an asymmetric mass division mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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