Muon- and pion-induced fission of uranium isotopes

B. Budick, S. C. Cheng, E. R. Macagno, A. M. Rushton, C. S. Wu

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    We have measured the energy distributions of fission fragments following formation of muonic and pionic U233 and U235. We have confirmed earlier results on the mean lives for muon capture by U235 and U238 and extended the study to U233. Additional data have also been obtained on the process whereby a muon induces fission by transferring its excitation energy to the nucleus in a radiationless transition to the 1s level.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)604-607
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - 1970

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Budick, B., Cheng, S. C., Macagno, E. R., Rushton, A. M., & Wu, C. S. (1970). Muon- and pion-induced fission of uranium isotopes. Physical Review Letters, 24(11), 604-607.