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Examining fine potential energy effects in high-energy fission dynamics

Abstract : The potential energy surface plays a decisive role in nuclear fission. Together with inertia and viscosity, it influences the trajectory of the system, and the properties of the fission fragments result from the puzzling interplay between static and dynamical effects. A careful study on the influence of the parametrization of the potential energy landscape in heavy-ion-induced fission is performed. Dynamical calculations are done within the stochastic Langevin approach in a three-dimensional deformation space. Various prescriptions of the potential energy surface are considered, probing two different Liquid Drop models and the deformation dependence of the Wigner/congruence energy. A wide set of observables, including cross sections, particle multiplicities, and integral, as well as isotopic and isobaric, distributions of fission and evaporation products, is analyzed. Nuclei close to the Businaro-Gallone point are confirmed to be well suited for investigating the Liquid Drop parametrization, while the influence of the deformation-dependent Wigner/congruence energy is difficult to demonstrate unambiguously in fission at high excitation energies.
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K. Mazurek, C. Schmitt, P.N. Nadtochy, M. Kmiecik, A. Maj, et al.. Examining fine potential energy effects in high-energy fission dynamics. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2013, 88, pp.054614. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.88.054614⟩. ⟨in2p3-00907421⟩

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