POSSIBILITY OF SYNTHESIZING SUPERHEAVY ELEMENTS IN NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

@article{Botvina2010POSSIBILITYOS,
  title={POSSIBILITY OF SYNTHESIZING SUPERHEAVY ELEMENTS IN NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS},
  author={A. Botvina and I. Mishustin and V. Zagrebaev and W. Greiner},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics E-nuclear Physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={2063-2075}
}
The possibility to produce superheavy elements in the course of low-yield nuclear explosions is analyzed within a simple kinetic model which includes neutron capture, γ-emission, fission and particle evaporation from excited nuclei. We have calculated average numbers of absorbed neutrons as well as mass distributions of U and Cm nuclei exposed to an impulsive neutron flux as functions of its duration. It is demonstrated that detectable amounts of heavy nuclei absorbing from 20 to 60 neutrons… Expand
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