Studies on fission with ALADIN Precise and simultaneous measurement of fission yields, total kinetic energy and total prompt neutron multiplicity at GSI
Journal article, 2015

A novel technique for fission studies, based on the inverse kinematics approach, is presented. Following pioneering work in the nineties, the SOFIA Collaboration has designed and built an experimental set-up dedicated to the simultaneous measurement of isotopic yields, total kinetic energies and total prompt neutron multiplicities, by fully identifying both fission fragments in coincidence, for the very first time. This experiment, performed at GSI, permits to study the fission of a wide variety of fissioning systems, ranging from mercury to neptunium, possibly far from the valley of stability. A first experiment, performed in 2012, has provided a large array of unprecedented data regarding the nuclear fission process. An excerpt of the results is presented. With this solid starter, further improvements of the experimental set-up are considered, which are consistent with the expected developments at the GSI facility, in order to measure more fission observables in coincidence. The completeness reached in the SOFIA data, permits to scrutinize the correlations between the interesting features of fission, offering a very detailed insight in this still unraveled mechanism.

Author

J. F. Martin

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

J. Taieb

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

A. Chatillon

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

G. Belier

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

G. Boutoux

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

A. Ebran

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

T. Gorbinet

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

L. Grente

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

B. Laurent

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

E. Pellereau

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

H. Alvarez-Pol

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

L. Audouin

Institut de Physique Nucleaire Orsay

T. Aumann

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Y. Ayyad

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

J. Benlliure

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

E. Casarejos

Universidad de Vigo

D. C. Gil

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

M. Caamano

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

F. Farget

Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL)

B. Fernandez-Dominguez

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

Andreas Martin Heinz

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

B. Jurado

Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux Gradignan

A. Kelic-Heil

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

N. Kurz

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

C. Nociforo

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

C. Paradela

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

S. Pietri

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

D. Ramos

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

J. L. Rodriguez-Sanchez

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

C. Rodriguez-Tajes

Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL)

D. Rossi

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

K. H. Schmidt

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

H. Simon

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

L. Tassan-Got

Institut de Physique Nucleaire Orsay

J. Vargas

Universidade de Santiagode Compostela

B. Voss

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

H. Weick

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

European Physical Journal A

1434-6001 (ISSN) 1434-601X (eISSN)

Vol. 51 12 1-8

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1140/epja/i2015-15174-0

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4/11/2018