Accession Number:

AD0632242

Title:

CALCULATIONS OF THE ENERGY AND MASS YIELDS FROM THERMAL-NEUTRON FISSION OF U235,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

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Report Date:

1966-05-12

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Improvements in a semi-empirical correlation of the energy and mass yield data for U236 fission are presented. The available mass, energy, and neutron emission data are correlated with each other within the accuracy of the input data. A simple model of the U236 fragments at scission is presented. This model, together with some experimental data, is used to predict the surface tension parameters of the fragments and kinetic energies of the fragment pairs. The calculated kinetic energies agree reasonably well with experiment. The surface tension parameters of the fragments show strong shell effects, as indicated in other studies. The shapes of the fragments at scission are estimated from the model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE