Brownian shape motion: Fission fragment mass distributions
Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2 Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
a e-mail: JRandrup@LBL.gov
It was recently shown that remarkably accurate fission-fragment mass distributions can be obtained by treating the nuclear shape evolution as a Brownian walk on previously calculated five-dimensional potential-energy surfaces; the current status of this novel method is described here.
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