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A survey is given of the properties of light particle and photo induced fission, mainly of fission cross sections. The various types of intermediate structure in fission cross sections are discussed, including their effect on average cross sections or fission probabilities. The basic sources of quantitative experimental information on the fission barriers are indicated. The symmetry properties of the nuclear shape at the fission barriers as well as the question of competing barriers and/or fission modes are discussed in the light of recent experimental and theoretical results.

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Authors: WEIGMANN H, JRC Geel Estab. (BE);KNITTER H H, JRC Geel Estab. (BE);HAMBSCH F J, JRC Geel Estab. (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fifty Years Research in Nuclear Fission, Berlin (DE), April 3-7, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34723 ORA
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