Exploring the stability of super heavy elements: First measurement of the fission barrier of 254No

G. Henning, A. Lopez-Martens, T. L. Khoo, D. Seweryniak, M. Alcorta, M. Asai, B. B. Back, P. Bertone, D. Boilley, M. P. Carpenter, C. J. Chiara, P. Chowdhury, B. Gall, P. T. Greenlees, G. Gurdal, K. Hauschild, A. Heinz, C. R. Hoffman, R. V.F. Janssens, A. V. KarpovB. P. Kay, F. G. Kondev, S. Lakshmi, T. Lauristen, C. J. Lister, E. A. McCutchan, C. Nair, J. Piot, D. Potterveld, P. Reiter, N. Rowley, A. M. Rogers, S. Zhu

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The gamma-ray multiplicity and total energy emitted by the heavy nucleus 254No have been measured at 2 different beam energies. From these measurements, the initial distributions of spin I and excitation energy E * of 254No were constructed. The distributions display a saturation in excitation energy, which allows a direct determination of the fission barrier. 254No is the heaviest shell-stabilized nucleus with a measured fission barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02046
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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