Journal of Nuclear and Radiochemical Sciences
Online ISSN : 1883-5813
Print ISSN : 1345-4749
ISSN-L : 1345-4749
Most Probable Charge of Fission Products in Proton-Induced Fission of 238U and 232Th
D. KajiS. GotoM. FujitaT. ShinozukaM. FujiokaH. Kudo
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2002 Volume 3 Issue 2 Pages 7-12


The charge distributions of fission products in proton-induced fission of 238U and 232Th were measured in a wide mass range. The most probable charges lay on the proton-rich side in the light fragment region and on the proton-deficient side in the heavy one compared with the unchanged charge distribution hypothesis. This result implies that the charge polarization occurs in the fission process. The charge polarization was examined with respect to the ground-state Q values. The estimations by the Q values fairly well reproduced the experimental most probable charges. These results suggest that the fission path to the most favorable charge division may go through the most energetically favorable path at scission point.

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