Fission Barrier of Superheavy Nuclei and Persistence of Shell Effects at High Spin: Cases of No-254 and Th-220
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

We report on the first measurement of the fission barrier height in a heavy shell-stabilized nucleus. The fission barrier height of No-254 is measured to be B-f = 6.0 +/- 0.5 MeV at spin 15 (h) over bar and, by extrapolation, B-f = 6.6 +/- 0.9 MeV at spin 0 (h) over bar. This information is deduced from the measured distribution of entry points in the excitation energy versus spin plane. The same measurement is performed for Th-220 and only a lower limit of the fission barrier height can be determined: B-f (I) > 8 MeV. Comparisons with theoretical fission barriers test theories that predict properties of superheavy elements.


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T. L. Khoo

A. Lopez-Martens

D. Seweryniak

M. Alcorta

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B. B. Back

P. F. Bertone

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G. Gurdal

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R. V. F. Janssens

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D. Potterveld

P. Reiter

A. M. Rogers

N. Rowley

S. Zhu

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 113 26 262505


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