Multiple-humped fission and fusion barriers of actinide and superheavy elements

  • G. Royer
  • C. Bonilla


The energy of a deformed nucleus has been determined within a Generalized Liquid Drop Model taking into account the proximity energy, the microscopic corrections and quasi-molecular shapes. In the potential barrier a third peak exists for actinides when one fragment is close to a magic spherical nucleus while the other one varies from oblate to prolate shapes. The barrier heights and half-lives agree with the experimental data. The different entrance channels leading possibly to superheavy elements are studied as well as their α-decay.


Fusion Reaction Superheavy Element Fission Barrier Fusion Barrier Actinide Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Royer
    • 1
  • C. Bonilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire SubatechUMR: IN2P3/CNRS-Université-EMNNantes Cedex 03France

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