Experimental Evidence for Hyperdeformed States in U Isotopes

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Sharp transmission resonances have been observed in the U-235(d, Pf) U-236 reaction. The shapes of the resonances as well as the angular distributions of the associated fission fragments are analyzed together with the data obtained previously for U-234. The resonances are interpreted as being hyperdeformed rotational bands with (h) over bar(2)/2 theta = 1.8(-0.7)(+0.5) and 1.6(-0.4)(+1.0) keV and K values of 1, 2, and 4 for U-234 and U-236, respectively.


  • A. Krasznahorkay
  • M. Hunyadi
  • M. N. Harakeh
  • M. Csatlos
  • T. Faestermann
  • A. Gollwitzer
  • G. Graw
  • J. Gulyas
  • D. Habs
  • R. Hertenberger
  • H. J. Maier
  • Z. Mate
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • P. Thirolf
  • J. Timar
  • B. D. Valnion
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2073-2076
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Publication categoryResearch

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