Volume 83, Number 3, August 2008
Article Number 32001
Number of page(s) 6
Section Nuclear Physics
Published online 23 July 2008
EPL, 83 (2008) 32001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/83/32001

Experimental evidence for the separability of compound-nucleus and fragment properties in fission

K.-H. Schmidt, A. Kelic and M. V. Ricciardi

Gesellschaft für Schwerionenphysik - Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany, EU

received 26 November 2007; accepted in final form 17 June 2008; published August 2008
published online 23 July 2008

The large body of experimental data on nuclear fission is analyzed with a semi-empirical ordering scheme based on the macro-microscopic approach and the separability of compound-nucleus and fragment properties on the fission path. We apply the statistical model to the non-equilibrium descent from saddle to scission, taking the influence of dynamics into account by an early freeze-out. The present approach reveals a large portion of common features behind the variety of the complex observations made for the different systems.

25.85.-w - Fission reactions.
24.10.Pa - Thermal and statistical models.
21.60.Cs - Shell model.

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