On the ternary fission of atomic clusters
Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Coimbra,
P-3000 Coimbra, Portugal
2 Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg University, RU-198904 St. Petersburg, Russia
Accepted: 23 February 1998
Comparison of ternary fission of the metallic cluster into equal fragments with binary fission is made by use of the Shell Correction Method. We conclude that favourable fission barriers and energy releases of that tripartition along with some dynamical properties make ternary fission a very attractive process for further investigation.
PACS: 36.40.Qv – Stability and fragmentation of clusters / 36.40.Wa – Charged clusters
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