P-odd asymmetry in the fission of 239Pu by polarized thermal neutrons
Danilyan G.V. , Vodennikov B.D. , Dronyaev V.P., Novitskii V.V. , Pavlov V.S., Borovlev S.P.
We measured the Ρ-odd asymmetry of the emission of a light (and, correspondingly, heavy) fragment in a direction parallel and antiparallel to the spin of the fissioning nucleus 240Pu produced when a polarized thermal neutron is captured by 239Pu. The asymmetry coefficient turned out to equal a =(-4.8±0/7)XlO-4.