Thermal fission rate around superfluid-normal phase transition

K. Hagino, N. Takigawa, M. Abe

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Using Langer's ImF method, we discuss the temperature dependence of nuclear fission width in the presence of dissipative environments. We introduce a low frequency cutoff to the spectral density of the environmental oscillators in order to mimic the pairing gap. It is shown that the decay width rapidly decreases at the critical temperature, where the phase transition from superfluid to normal fluids takes place. A possible relation to the recently observed threshold for the dissipative fission is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1840-1844
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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