Effect of projectile ground state spin on fission fragment anisotropies in 10B, 11B+232Th reactions

B. K. Nayak, R. G. Thomas, R. K. Choudhury, A. Saxena, P. K. Sahu, S. S. Kapoor, Raghav Varma, D. Umakanth

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Fission fragment angular distributions have been measured for 10B(spin=3+), 11B(spin=3/2-)+232Th reactions at projectile energies below and above the Coulomb barrier. The fragment anisotropies for the 11B +232Th system are found to be significantly larger than the statistical saddle point model (SSPM) predictions at sub-barrier energies, while for the 10B+232Th system the deviations from SSPM predictions are found to be much less. The present results indicate that the ground state spin of the projectile influences the fragment anisotropies at sub-barrier energies in a larger way than predicted by the statistical model with the inclusion of the M-state distributions. Calculations were carried out based on the entrance channel dependent Κ-states distribution and preequilibrium fission models, with inclusion of ground state spin of the projectiles, which are found to explain the variation of fission fragment anisotropies as a function of bombarding energy for both the systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031601
Pages (from-to)316011-316015
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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