Fission in the landscape of heaviest elements: Some recent examples

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The fission process still remains a main factor that determines the stability of the atomic nucleus of heaviest elements. Fission half-lives vary over a wide range, 10^−19 to 10^24 s. Present experimental techniques for the synthesis of the superheavy elements that usually measure α-decay chains are sensitive only in a limited range of half-lives, often 10^5 to 10^3 s. In the past years, measurement techniques for very short-lived and very long-lived nuclei were significantly improved at the gas-filled recoil separator TASCA at GSI Darmstadt. Recently, several experimental studies of fission-related phenomena have successfully been performed. In this paper, results on 254−256Rf and 266Lr are presented and corresponding factors for retarding the fission process are discussed.


  • J. Khuyagbaatar
  • A. Yakushev
  • Ch.E. Düllmann
  • D. Ackermann
  • L.-L. Andersson
  • M. Block
  • H. Brand
  • J. Even
  • W. Hartmann
  • R.-D. Herzberg
  • F.P. Heßberger
  • J. Hoffmann
  • A. Hübner
  • E. Jäger
  • J. Jeppsson
  • B. Kindler
  • J.V. Kratz
  • J. Krier
  • N. Kurz
  • B. Lommel
  • M. Maiti
  • S. Minami
  • J. Runke
  • M. Schädel
  • B. Schausten
  • J. Steiner
  • T. Torres De Heidenreich
  • J. Uusitalo
  • N. Wiehl
  • V. Yakusheva
External organisations
  • Helmholtz Institute Mainz
  • GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
  • University of Mainz
  • University of Liverpool
  • Lund University
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • University of Jyväskylä
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


  • heavy elements, fission
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNobel Symposium NS 160 – Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements
EditorsDirk Rudolph
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-7598-9011-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1
Publication categoryResearch
EventNobel Symposium NS160: Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements - Bäckaskog Castle, Kristianstad, Sweden
Duration: 2016 May 292016 Jun 3
Conference number: 160

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEPD Sciences


ConferenceNobel Symposium NS160
Abbreviated titleNS160
CityBäckaskog Castle, Kristianstad
Internet address

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