Perspectives for photofission studies with highly brilliant, monochromatic γ-ray beams

P. G. Thirolf, L. Csige, D. Habs, M. Günther, M. Jentschel, A. Krasznahorkay, D. Filipescu, T. Glodariu, L. Stroe, O. Tesileanu, H. Karwowski, G. Rich

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Abstract

New research facilities like MEGa-Ray (Livermore) or ELI-NP (Bucharest) will provide within the next years (2013-2016) photon beams of unprecedented quality with respect to both photon intensity (total flux ∼ 1013 γ/s) and spectral intensity (∼ (104-106)/eVs), thus exceeding the performance of existing facilities by several orders of magnitude. This tremendous progress will be enabled by Compton-backscattering of an intense laser off a high-quality electron beam, in conjunction with novel refractive bremsstrahlung beams focusing γ optics and efficient monochromatization techniques. We envisage to employ these γ beams for photofission studies on extremely deformed nuclear states of actinides, investigating their multiple-humped potential energy landscape in a highly selective way. Transmission resonances in the prompt fission cross section from the (superdeformed) second and (hyperdeformed) third potential minimum will be studied, where the fission decay channel can be expressed as a tunnelling process of these gateway states through the multiple-humped fission barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Conference on Nuclear Structure and Related Topics, NSRT 2012 - Dubna, Russian Federation
Duration: Jul 3 2012Jul 7 2012

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Other6th International Conference on Nuclear Structure and Related Topics, NSRT 2012
CountryRussian Federation
CityDubna
Period7/3/127/7/12

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fission
rays
monochromatization
research facilities
photon beams
bremsstrahlung
backscattering
potential energy
optics
electron beams
cross sections
photons
decay
lasers

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Thirolf, P. G., Csige, L., Habs, D., Günther, M., Jentschel, M., Krasznahorkay, A., ... Rich, G. (2012). Perspectives for photofission studies with highly brilliant, monochromatic γ-ray beams. In EPJ Web of Conferences (Vol. 38). [08001] https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20123808001

Perspectives for photofission studies with highly brilliant, monochromatic γ-ray beams. / Thirolf, P. G.; Csige, L.; Habs, D.; Günther, M.; Jentschel, M.; Krasznahorkay, A.; Filipescu, D.; Glodariu, T.; Stroe, L.; Tesileanu, O.; Karwowski, H.; Rich, G.

EPJ Web of Conferences. Vol. 38 2012. 08001.

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Thirolf, PG, Csige, L, Habs, D, Günther, M, Jentschel, M, Krasznahorkay, A, Filipescu, D, Glodariu, T, Stroe, L, Tesileanu, O, Karwowski, H & Rich, G 2012, Perspectives for photofission studies with highly brilliant, monochromatic γ-ray beams. in EPJ Web of Conferences. vol. 38, 08001, 6th International Conference on Nuclear Structure and Related Topics, NSRT 2012, Dubna, Russian Federation, 7/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20123808001
Thirolf PG, Csige L, Habs D, Günther M, Jentschel M, Krasznahorkay A et al. Perspectives for photofission studies with highly brilliant, monochromatic γ-ray beams. In EPJ Web of Conferences. Vol. 38. 2012. 08001 https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20123808001
Thirolf, P. G. ; Csige, L. ; Habs, D. ; Günther, M. ; Jentschel, M. ; Krasznahorkay, A. ; Filipescu, D. ; Glodariu, T. ; Stroe, L. ; Tesileanu, O. ; Karwowski, H. ; Rich, G. / Perspectives for photofission studies with highly brilliant, monochromatic γ-ray beams. EPJ Web of Conferences. Vol. 38 2012.
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