The charge (mass) distributions of fission fragments resulting from low- and high-energy fission of the even-even nuclei 254-260,264Fm, 258-264No, and 262-266Rf are studied with the statistical scission-point model. The calculated results are compared with the available experimental data. In contrast to the experimental data, the calculated mass distribution for 258Fm(s.f.) is strikingly similar to the experimental one for 257Fm(s.f.). The transformation of the shape of charge distribution with increasing isospin and excitation energy occurs gradually and in a similar fashion like that of the mass distribution, but slower. For 254Fm(i.f.), 257Fm(nth,f), and 260Fm(s.f.), the unexpected difference (symmetric or asymmetric) between the shapes of charge and mass distributions is predicted for the first time. At some critical excitation energy, the saturation of the symmetric component of charge (mass) yields is demonstrated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics