Stability and synthesis of superheavy elements: Fighting the battle against fission - Example of 254No

A. Lopez-Martens, G. Henning, 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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Abstract

Superheavy nuclei exist solely due to quantum shell effects, which create a pocket in the potential-energy surface of the nucleus, thus providing a barrier against spontaneous fission. Determining the height of the fission barrier and its angular-momentum dependence is important to quantify the role that microscopic shell corrections play in enhancing and extending the limits of nuclear stability. In this talk, the first measurement of a fission barrier in the very heavy nucleus 254No will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements
EditorsDirk Rudolph
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016
Event2016 Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements - Fjalkinge, Sweden
Duration: May 29 2016Jun 3 2016

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume131
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Other

Other2016 Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements
CountrySweden
CityFjalkinge
Period5/29/166/3/16

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Lopez-Martens, A., Henning, G., Khoo, T. L., Seweryniak, D., Alcorta, M., Asai, M., ... Zhu, S. (2016). Stability and synthesis of superheavy elements: Fighting the battle against fission - Example of 254No. In D. Rudolph (Ed.), Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements [03001] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 131). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201613103001