Fusion – fission dynamics: fragment mass distribution studies
1 Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064, India
2 Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700 064, India
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Published online: 29 January 2015
Using the major accelerator facilities available in India, detailed experimental studies have been made to understand the mechanism of quasi-fission and role of nuclear shell effect in heavy nuclei. Fission fragment mass distribution has been used as the probe to explore the role of entrance channel effects on fusion-fission and quasifission dynamics. Fission fragment mass distribution has also been demonstrated to be useful to identify the phenomenon of ‘washing out’ of nuclear shell effect with excitation energy.
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