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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 13, 93-98 (2002)

Shell effects and pairing correlations in fission investigated with radioactive beams

J. Benlliure1, A.R. Junghans2 and K.-H. Schmidt3

1  Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15706 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2  University of Washington, Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, BOX 354290, Seattle WA 98195, USA
3  Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstrasse 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany

(Received: 1 May 2001 / Revised version: 13 July 2001)

The secondary-beam facility at GSI allows to produce a large variety of exotic nuclei at relativistic energies. This technique offers a unique oportunity to investigate systematically fission in inverse kinematics. In the present experiment, the fission properties of more than 70 different actinides and preactinides were investigated at low excitation energy. The elemental yields and kinetic energies of the fission residues present new signatures of shell structure and pairing correlations.

24.75.+i - General properties of fission.
25.85.-w - Fission reactions.
25.70.Mn - Projectile and target fragmentation.
25.60.-t - Reactions induced by unstable nuclei.

© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag 2002