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Final excitation energy of fission fragments

Abstract : We study how the excitation energy of the fully accelerated fission fragments is built up. It is stressed that only the intrinsic excitation energy available before scission can be exchanged between the fission fragments to achieve thermal equilibrium. This is in contradiction with most models used to calculate prompt neutron emission, where it is assumed that the total excitation energy of the final fragments is shared between the fragments by the condition of equal temperatures. We also study the intrinsic excitation-energy partition in statistical equilibrium for different level-density descriptions as a function of the total intrinsic excitation energy of the fissioning system. Excitation energies are found to be strongly enhanced in the heavy fragment, if the level density follows a constant-temperature behavior at low energies, e.g., in the composed Gilbert-Cameron description.
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K.-H. Schmidt, B. Jurado. Final excitation energy of fission fragments. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2011, 83, pp.061601. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.83.061601⟩. ⟨in2p3-00607034⟩



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