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      Spontaneous fission of252Cf; prompt gamma ray emission; multiplicity distribution

    • Abstract


      The shape parameters of the multiplicity distribution of prompt gamma rays emitted in spontaneous fission of252Cf were obtained using the multiple coincidence technique. The multiplicity distribution is well represented by a Gaussian distribution. Assuming the average number of prompt gamma rays emitted per fission to be 10.3, the standard deviation of the multiplicity distribution was estimated to be 4.2±0.4. The variation of the standard deviation of the multiplicity distribution has also been obtained as a function of kinetic energy of one of the fragments and was found to exhibit a strong zigzag dependence on the single fragment kinetic energy. The results have been discussed on the basis of the emission mechanism of prompt gamma rays in fission.

    • Author Affiliations


      V S Ramamurthy1 R K Choudhury1 J O Mohankrishna1

      1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay - 400085
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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