Successive Transformations in Nuclear Fission

N. Bohr
Phys. Rev. 58, 864 – Published 15 November 1940
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If it be assumed that fission of heavy nuclei takes place in competition with the escape of a neutron from the highly excited compound system, we should expect that, for sufficiently high excitation of the system, fission of the residual nucleus left after neutron escape may still occur. Since, in this second stage of the process, the conditions for the competition with neutron escape are in several cases more favorable than in the first stage, such effects may give rise to much increased cross sections for the fission process.

  • Received 12 August 1940


©1940 American Physical Society

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N. Bohr

  • Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Vol. 58, Iss. 10 — November 1940

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