Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Tue., February 16, 2016, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Experimental Fission Study Using Multi-nucleon Transfer Reactions

Katsuhisa Nishio, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The objective of this work is to extend fission data for actinide nuclei not investigated so far in order to understand the fission mechanism, especially for neutron-rich nuclei. Multi-nucleon transfer reactions were used to populate the compound nuclei which cannot be accessed by particle capture or fusion reactions. The experiment was carried out at the tandem facility of Japan Atomic Energy Agency. In the multi-nucleon transfer reactions using O-18 beam, a wide variety of nuclei around a target nucleus was produced. By identifying transfer channels, fission data of nuclei more than fifteen compound nuclei were generated in one experiment. Another feature of transfer reaction is that the excitation energies of a compound nucleus can be populated continuously from the ground state up to several tens MeV, allowing us to study the excitation energy dependence of fission properties. Results obtained in the reactions O-18 + U-238, Th-232, Cm-248 will be shown.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124