Fission in Rapidly Rotating Nuclei

  • A. K. Rhine Kumar Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
  • Vinay Suram Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
Keywords: Fission, Cassinian ovals, Rotating nuclei

Abstract

We study the effect of rotation in fission of the atomic nucleus256Fm using an independent-particle shell modelwith the mean field represented by a deformed Woods-Saxon potential and the shapes defined through the Cassinian oval parametrization. The variations of barrier height with increasing angular momentum, appearance of double hump in fission path are analysed. Our calculations explain the appearance of double hump in fission path of 256Fm nucleus. The second minimum vanishes with increase in angular momentum which hints that the fission barrier disappears at large spin.

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Published
2014-02-24
How to Cite
A. K. Rhine Kumar, & Vinay Suram. (2014). Fission in Rapidly Rotating Nuclei . Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 1(2), 173-178. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2014.12013
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