Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 85 Issue 2 August 2015 pp 335-343
Fission time-scale from the measurement of pre-scission light particles and 𝛾-ray multiplicities
K Ramachandran A Chatterjee A Navin K Mahata A Shrivastava V Tripathi S Kailas V Nanal R G Pillay A Saxena R G Thomas D R Chakrabarty V M Datar Suresh Kumar P K Sahu
An overview of the experimental result on simultaneous measurement of pre-scission neutron, proton, 𝛼-particle and GDR 𝛾-ray multiplicities for the reaction 28Si+175Lu at 159 MeV using the BARC–TIFR Pelletron–LINAC accelerator facility is given. The data were analysed using deformation-dependent particle transmission coefficients, binding energies and level densities which are incorporated in the code JOANNE2 to extract fission time-scales and mean deformation of the saddle-to-scission emitter. The neutron, light charged particle and GDR 𝛾-ray multiplicity data could be explained consistently. The emission of neutrons seems to be favoured towards larger deformation as compared to charged particles. The pre-saddle time-scale is deduced as (0–2) × 10−21 s whereas the saddle-to-scission time-scale is (36–39) × 10−21 s. The total fission time-scale is deduced as (36–41) × 10−21 s.
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