Fission in the landscape of heaviest elements: Some recent examples
Khuyagbaatar, J., Yakushev, A., Düllmann, C. E., Ackermann, D., Andersson, L.-L., Block, M., . . . Yakusheva, V. (2016). Fission in the landscape of heaviest elements: Some recent examples. In D. Rudolph (Ed.), Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements (pp. 03003). EPJ Web of Conferences, 131. EDP Sciences. doi:10.1051/epjconf/201613103003
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Even, J. |
Kurz, N. |
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The fission process still remains a main factor that determines the stability of the atomic nucleus of heaviest elements. Fission half-lives vary over a wide range, 10−19−1024 s. Present experimental techniques for the synthesis of the superheavy elements that usually measure -decay chains are sensitive only in a limited range of half-lives, often 10−5−103 s. In the past years, measurement techniques for very short-lived and very longlived nuclei were significantly improved at the gas-filled recoil separator TASCA at GSI Darmstadt. Recently, several experimental studies of fissionrelated phenomena have successfully been performed. In this paper, results on 254−256Rf and 266Lr are presented and corresponding factors for retarding the fission process are discussed.