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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 6, 107-113

Investigation of low energy pion-nucleus interaction using electrofission data for heavy nuclei at the pion threshold

A. Deppman1 - J.D.T. Arruda-Neto2

1 Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Istituto Nazionale di Física Nucleare, P.O. Box 13, I-00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy
2 Universidade de Santo Amaro/UNISA, São Paulo, Brasil

Received: 10 March 1998 / Revised version: 12 March 1999 Communicated by C. Signorini

A theoretical approach to describe electro- and photofission processes at intermediate energies was worked out. Photopion reabsorption mechanisms by two and three nucleons ($2NA\,$ and $\, 3NA$) were incorporated in the calculations. The comparison with electrofission data for preactinides showed that a substantial 3NA component should be added in the pion absorption to fit the data near photopion threshold, in accordance with a recent theoretical estimate. It was also shown that the shape of the fission response curve is sensitive to detailed aspects of the pion mean free path.

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