Effect of collective enhancement in level density in the fission of pre-actinides
AbstractFission fragment angular distributions for three reactions, F19+W182,F19+Re187, and F19+Ir193, are measured in the laboratory energy range of 82–120 MeV. Extracted fission cross sections of the present systems as well as those of three others from literature (F19+Os192,F19+Pt194, and F19+Au197) are compared with the predictions of a statistical model which takes into account the effects of shell, orientation degree of freedom, and collective enhancement in level density (CELD). In all the cases, the standard statistical model predictions overestimate the measured fission cross section, indicating the presence of some amount of dynamical effects in the exit channel. A dissipation strength of 2×1021s−1 is found to be sufficient to reproduce the data of all the reactions. No scaling of fission barrier height to fit the data is required.