Evidence for hyperdeformed nuclear shape in236U

A. Krasznahorkay, M. Hunyadi, M. Csatlós, L. Diószegi, J. Gulyas, Z. Máté

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The fission probability as a function of the excitation energy in 236U has been measured for the 235U(d,pf)236U reaction at an excitation energy slightly below the top of the fission barrier, with the aim of disclosing new resonant class III hyperdeformed states in the third minimum of the fission barrier. A strong resonance at E* = 5.476 MeV was observed and interpreted as the hyperdeformed ground-state (band). Some weaker resonances around E* ≈ 5.3 MeV have also been observed as a consequence of the high energy, dumped superdeformed states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


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