Volume 84, Number 2, October 2008
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||13 October 2008|
The effect of atomic electrons on nuclear fission
School of Physics, University of New South Wales - Sydney 2052, Australia
Corresponding author: V.Dzuba@unsw.edu.au
Accepted: 11 September 2008
We calculate the correction to the nuclear fission barrier produced by the atomic electrons. The result presented in analytical form is convenient to use in future nuclear calculations. The atomic electrons have a small stabilizing effect on nuclei, increasing the lifetime in the nuclear fission channel. This effect may be used to study the fission process.
PACS: 24.75.+i – General properties of fission / 31.30.Gs – Hyperfine interaction and isotope effects
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