Accession Number : ADA321406

Title :   The Fission of Thorium with Alpha Particles,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Newton, Amos S.

PDF Url : ADA321406

Report Date : APR 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Since the compound nucleus formed in the fission of thorium with alpha particles is U(236), the same compound nucleus formed in the fission of U(235) with neutrons, it is of interest to study the fission of thorium with alphas and compare the resulting distribution of fission products with that found with uranium with slow and thorium with fast neutrons. Any difference between the various results where the same compound nucleus is formed must be due to differences in energy content and possible differences in distribution of the nucleons in the compound nucleus at the time of fission.

Descriptors :   *ALPHA PARTICLES, *FISSION, *THORIUM, URANIUM, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, FAST NEUTRONS, FISSION PRODUCTS, HELIUM BOMBARDMENT, THERMAL NEUTRONS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE