Beta-delayed fission: a rare decay mode as probe for phenomena near and beyond the fission barrier

A.N. Andreyev, M. Huyse, P. van Duppen

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Recently, with the advent of advanced radioactive beam facilities and novel experimental techniques, unexplored regions of exotic nuclei and new phenomena became accessible for detailed spectroscopic studies [1]. Examples are the discovery of neutron halos, the appearance of new magic numbers, exotic types of particle decays (e.g., two proton radioactivity), shape coexistence, and exotic shapes of nuclei [2-4] to name a few. Along the same lines, it is relevant to ask what happens to the interesting, but at the same time, complex phenomenon of nuclear fission, when one moves further away from the classical and relatively well-studied region of fission in the trans-uranium nuclei?.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics News
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

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