Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 096
Number of page(s) 4
Section Fission studies
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07302

Systematic study for the mass distribution of fission fragments in the neutron rich region

M. Ohta1, S. Tatsuda1, T. Hashizume2, K. Yamamoto1, T. Wada1, 3, K. Sumiyoshi4, K. Otsuki5, T. Kajino6, H. Koura7, S. Chiba7 and T. Tachibana8

1  Department of Physics, Konan University Kobe 658-8501, Japan
2  Allid Engineering Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
3  Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Kansai University, Suita, Osaka 564-8680, Japan
4  Numazu College of Technology, Ooka 3600, Numazu 410-8501, Japan
5  Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, USA
6  National Astronomical Observatory, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan
7  Advanced Science Research Center, JAEA Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
8  Senior High School of Waseda University, 3-31-1 Kamishakujii, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 177-0044, Japan

Published online: 21 May 2008

The systematic data on the fission fragment mass distribution for nuclei ranging from Z = 88 to 120 relevant to the r-process nucleosynthesis is constructed in a semi-empirical way. The mass distribution is estimated from the potential energy surface by means of the liquid drop model with the shell energy correction and also by referring the results in the dynamical calculation of fission paths by the Langevin equation in the three-dimensional deformation space. The results are compared with the mass asymmetric values at the saddle point driven by the extended Thomas-Fermi Struchinsky integral (ETFSI) model. In the lighter nuclei Z < 100, our results are consistent with the values of ETFSI, on the other hand in the heavier nuclei our estimation gives a larger mass asymmetry and approaches to zero due to the decrease of shell effect beyond Z > 120.

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