Jun 11 – 15, 2018
Villa Monastero
Europe/Zurich timezone

A basis for scission dynamics

Jun 11, 2018, 3:30 PM
Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero

Varenna (Italy)
Fission Fission


Dr Walid Younes (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)


We propose a framework to calculate the dynamics at the scission
point of nuclear fission based as far as possible on a discrete
representation of orthogonal many-body configurations. Assuming
axially symmetric scission shapes we use the $K$ orbital quantum number
to build a basis of wave functions. In this first exploratory
study, we examine how close to the scission point co
exist that are eigenstates of self-consistent mean-field
Hamiltonians, and thus stable against decay. These configurations,
which we call cliff states, connect to configurations which we call
gliders, that fission into fragments purely by mean-field dynamics.

Primary authors

George Bertsch Dr Walid Younes (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

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