2021 Impact factor 3.131
Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 11, 47-58 (2001)

Variation of total kinetic energy and mass distributions in the fusion-fission reaction of 16O, 19F + 209Bi at near barrier energies

L.M. Pant, R.K. Choudhury, A. Saxena and D.C. Biswas

Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India


(Received: 9 April 2001 / Revised version: 10 May 2001 Communicated by D. Guerreau)

Fission fragment mass and energy distributions and their correlations have been measured for the 16O and 19F + 209Bi reactions over a wide range of excitation energies ( E*=30-50 MeV). It is observed that in the case of 16O + 209Bi reaction, the average total fragment kinetic energy, $\langle TKE\rangle $ is nearly independent of the bombarding energy. However, in the case of 19F + 209Bi reaction, the average total kinetic energy of the fission fragments shows a peaking behaviour near the barrier. The variation in $\langle TKE\rangle $ at near barrier energies in the 19F + 209Bi system seems to be correlated with corresponding strong variation in the variance of the fragment mass distribution. The present results may imply certain dynamical effects leading to compact scission configurations in the fission of 19F + 209Bi system at near barrier bombarding energies.

25.70.Jj - Fusion and fusion-fission reactions.

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