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Spontaneous and induced fission of very heavy and super-heavy nuclei


Ines Campo
+39 0461 314721
Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 08:30 to Friday, 13 April, 2018 - 14:00

In the 2nd semester of 2018 the superheavy element factory [1] at JINR (Dubna) will deliver
its 1st intense beam of 48Ca and experiments using a new gas filled separator and new
detection modules will be carried out. The purpose is to study in details the nuclear, atomic
and chemical properties of very heavy and superheavy elements with considerably improved
statistics. Among the decay properties of these nuclei, particular attention will be given to
nuclear fission. In the same period the SPES facility, under development at the Laboratori
Nazionali di Legnaro, is expected to enter the production stage of neutron-rich radioactive
beams. With these beams the study of fission in unexplored regions of the nuclear chart will
be possible, in particular in the region of very heavy neutron rich nuclei.
During the Workshop the existing theoretical and experimental results concerning fission
and quasifission (such as fission barriers, half-lives, branching ratios, hindrance factors,
mass and TKE distributions) will be reviewed, and emphasis will be given to the study of
fission and quasifission in unexplored regions of the chart of nuclei, like the terra incognita
or the new island of stability, which are of profound interest for the stellar nucleogenesis and
for the understanding of the survival of the shell effects.

Registration period: 
22 Jan 2018 to 18 Mar 2018


Nicolae Carjan JINR Dubna & NIPNE-HH Bucharest
Yuri Oganessian JINR Dubna
Emanuele Vardaci Università degli studi di Napoli