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Emission of Secondary Charged Particles in Fission

Nature volume 159, pages 607608 (03 May 1947) | Download Citation

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IT now seems fairly well established that in roughly 1 per cent of all fissions an α-particle is liberated at the moment of fission1,2. These secondary A particles are mostly of small energy (< 2 MeV.), but some are found having energies greater than 20 MeV. It is obviously of interest to discuss the conditions in which such 'secondary'emission may occur.

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