Zeitschrift für Physik A Atoms and Nuclei

, Volume 278, Issue 1, pp 15–25 | Cite as

Cluster aspects of nuclear fission

  • F. Gönnenwein
  • H. Schultheis
  • R. Schultheis
  • K. Wildermuth


Experimental fission data for nuclei in the mass regionA = 210 toA =258 are discussed from a unified point of view using cluster representations of nuclei. It is shown that these data can be described as resulting from a superposition of two different modes, one determined by energetically favoured cluster correlations, the other due to liquid-drop effects only. For all nuclei lighter than Fermium the above distinction coincides with that of symmetric and asymmetric fission. Contrary to that in Fermium-isotopes, both symmetric and asymmetric fission are associated with energetically favoured cluster correlations at the Fermi surface.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Gönnenwein
    • 1
  • H. Schultheis
    • 1
  • R. Schultheis
    • 1
  • K. Wildermuth
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut and Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität TübingenF.R. Germany

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