Preliminary results on collinear cluster tripartition in 232Th + d (10 MeV) reaction

D. V. Kamanin, Yu V. Pyatkov, A. Krasznahorkay, A. A. Alexandrov, I. A. Alexandrova, M. Csatlós, L. Csige, J. Gulyás, F. Naqvi, N. A. Kondratyev, E. A. Kuznetsova, T. Tornyi, A. N. Tyukavkin, V. E. Zhuchko

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Results of the first direct observation of the true ternary fission of 234Pa* nucleus are presented. The yield of the effect depending on the experimental geometry is about 10-5/binary fission. Mass of the lightest fragment in the triplet lies mainly in the range of 20-40 a.m.u. An intimate connection between the effect and known cluster decay as well as conventional binary fission is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Particles and Nuclei Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 18 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kamanin, D. V., Pyatkov, Y. V., Krasznahorkay, A., Alexandrov, A. A., Alexandrova, I. A., Csatlós, M., Csige, L., Gulyás, J., Naqvi, F., Kondratyev, N. A., Kuznetsova, E. A., Tornyi, T., Tyukavkin, A. N., & Zhuchko, V. E. (2010). Preliminary results on collinear cluster tripartition in 232Th + d (10 MeV) reaction. Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters, 7(2), 122-126.