Zeitschrift für Physik A Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 330, Issue 1, pp 87–92 | Cite as

Fission in238U+238U collisions below the Coulomb barrier

  • G. Wirth
  • W. Brüchle
  • Fan Wo
  • K. Sümmerer
  • F. Funke
  • J. V. Kratz
  • N. Trautmann
  • V. E. Oberacker
Heavy Ions, Fission


Integral fission cross sections in the system238U+238U were measured at beam energies below the interaction barrierVC. Scattering angle dependent probabilities and integral cross sections for Coulomb fission were calculated. It is concluded that earlier observed discrepancies between measured and calculated angular distributions for the one-neutron transfer product239U cannot be explained by sequential fission. Multi-nucleon transfer induced fission is observed down to energies (0.90±0.02)×VC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Wirth
    • 1
  • W. Brüchle
    • 1
  • Fan Wo
    • 1
  • K. Sümmerer
    • 1
  • F. Funke
    • 2
  • J. V. Kratz
    • 2
  • N. Trautmann
    • 2
  • V. E. Oberacker
    • 3
  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI)DarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Institut für KernchemieUniversität MainzGermany
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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