Thermal quenching of electronic shells and channel competition in cluster fission.

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Experimental and theoretical studies of fission of doubly charged Li, Na, and K clusters in the low-fissility regime reveal the strong influence of electronic shell effects on the fission products. The electronic entropy controls the quenching of the shell effects and the competition between magic-fragment channels, leading to a transition from favored… (More)

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@article{Yannouleas2002ThermalQO, title={Thermal quenching of electronic shells and channel competition in cluster fission.}, author={Constantine Yannouleas and Uzi Landman and Catherine Br{\'e}chignac and Ph Cahuzac and Bruno Concina and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Leygnier}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2002}, volume={89 17}, pages={173403} }