A method is described which allows the calculation of the spin dependence of the probability for fission of compound nuclei from experimental data. The method is applied to the study of the behavior of Re181 compound nuclei formed in three different ways with an excitation energy of 70 MeV: C12+Tm169, O16+Ho165, and Ne22+Tb159. The experimental fission cross sections were taken from Sikkeland. The fission probability is found to increase with increasing angular momentum in accord with liquid-drop-model calculations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review C|
|State||Published - 1970|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics