Indexed on: 13 Dec '11Published on: 13 Dec '11Published in: Nuclear Theory
With the improved scission-point model the mass distributions are calculated for induced fission of different Hg isotopes with the masses 180-196. The drastic change in the shape of the mass distribution from asymmetric to symmetric is revealed with increasing mass number of the fissioning Hg isotope, and the reactions are proposed to verify this prediction experimentally. The asymmetric mass distribution of fission fragments observed in the recent experiment on the fission of 180Hg is explained. The calculated mass distribution and mean total kinetic energy of fission fragments are in a good agreement with the available experimental data.