• α-Decay: A distinct type of spontaneous fission

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      α-Decay; spontaneous fission

    • Abstract

       

      With the help of a plot of logarithmic experimental α-decay half-life of even-even α-emitters versus the fissility parameter, it is demonstrated that α-decay is a distinct type of spontaneous fission. A simple empirical relation between experimental α-decay half-life and the fissility parameter is also given. A close examination of the nature of dependence of α-decay half-life on fissility parameter reveals that Coulomb repulsive energy accelerates the process of α-decay rather than retard it.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      M K Basu1

      1. Department of Physics, University College of Science, Calcutta - 700 009
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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