Does Compound Nucleus remember its Isospin- An Evidence from the Fission Widths
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667, India
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Published online: 16 May 2018
We present an evidence of isospin effects in nuclear fission by comparing the fission widths for reactions involving different isospin states of the same compound nucleus (CN). Yadrovsky  suggested this possibility in 1975. Yadrovsky obtained the fission widths for two reaction data sets, namely 206Pb(α,f) and 209Bi(p,f), both leading to same CN, and concluded that “a nucleus remembers the isospin value of the nuclear states leading to fission”. We obtain the fission decay widths for both the T0 + ½ and T0 − ½ states of CN by using two appropriate reaction data sets. We then compare the fission widths for the two isospin states of CN. More specifically, we have chosen the combination of 206Pb(α,f) and 209Bi(p,f) same as presented in Yadrovsky’s paper  in this study. A significant difference between the ratios of fission decay widths to total decay widths for different isospin values suggests that isospin plays an important role in fission.
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