Il Nuovo Cimento A (1971-1996)

, Volume 103, Issue 4, pp 615–624 | Cite as

A new interpretation of asymmetric nuclear fission

  • G. Mouze
  • C. Ythier
Note Brevi


Twelve arguments are presented in favour of an interpretation of asymmetric nuclear fission as a two-step process. In the first step, a light cluster is formed within the nucleus from the valence nucleons of the fissioning nucleus. In the second step, the whole subshell of the208Pb core, or the major part of this subshell, is transferred to free valence states of the cluster.

PACS 24.75

General properties of fission 

PACS 25.85

Fission reactions 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mouze
    • 1
  • C. Ythier
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté des SciencesNice CedexFrance

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