Measuring independent yields of fission products using a penning trap
2015 (English)In: Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, ISSN 1062-8738, Vol. 79, no 7, 869-871 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
A new method for determining independent fission products is used in an experiment at the Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä. The method combines the chemical universality of the ion guide technique and the unique properties of the Penning trap. A beam of charged particles is formed by stopping fission products in gaseous helium. The Penning trap is employed as a highly accurate filter to identify particles by their mass. The yields of fission products are determined by the ion count downstream of the trap. The setup’s mass resolving power is on the order of 105 with a radio frequency excitation time of 400 ms. Such high mass resolution occasionally allows us not only to separate nuclides but to separate the isomeric and ground states of nuclei as well. Independent yields of fission products are measured in the fission reaction of the 232Th isotope by protons with an energy of 25 MeV. A short description of the method ae nd soexperimental data are supplememnted by the results fro theoretical calculations.
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2015. Vol. 79, no 7, 869-871 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273778DOI: 10.3103/S1062873815070114OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-273778DiVA: diva2:895060