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Spontaneous fission experimental discrepancy

  1. Jan 7, 2009 #1
    Spontaneous fission experimental discrepancy!!!!

    Hi, I've been studying the book "Nuclear Physics- Principles and Applications" by John Lilley and ive come into a problem with the reason for the discrepency between experiment values for the activation value and the mathmatical one from the SEMF.

    an even-even nucleus undergoes symmetric fission by disintegrating into two identical even-even nuclei.
    considering only the surface and the coulomb terms of the SEMF why is the fissility parameter Z^2/A greater in experiment than in the math one??

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