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Karl-Heinz Schmidt

Helmholtz Zentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Research interests: Heavy-ion fusion, nuclear fission, spallation reactions, mathematical statistics, statistical mechanics, dissipation, nuclear mean field, nuclear structure, problem of radioactive waste, nuclear models, nuclear level density, magnetic spectrometers, astrophysics

Some prominent research topics:
- Discovery of "mutual support of magicities" [Nucl. Phys. A 318 (1979) 253]
- First observation of radiative capture of heavy ions [Z. Phys. A 311 (1983) 243]
- First application of "radioactive-decay tagging" [Phys. Lett. 168B (1986) 39]
- Critical analysis of the Berkeley claim for the discovery of element 118 with the tools of statistical mathematics [Eur. Phys. J. A 8 (2000) 141]
- Systematic investigation of fragment element distributions in low-energy fission with relativistic secondary beams [Nucl. Phys. A 665 (2000) 221]
- First evidence for the absorption of unpaired protons by the heavy fission fragment [Nucl. Phys. A 634 (1998) 89]
- Observation of "negative friction" in mid-peripheral relativistic heavy-ion colllisions [Phys. Rev. Lett. 90 (2003) 212302]
- Evidence for the stable position of fission channels in proton number [Nucl. Phys. A 802 (2008) 12]
- Discovery of the energy-sorting mechanism ("Maxwell's demon on the nuclear level") [Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 (2010) 212501]

Sections below:

- Journal articles
- Conference papers
- Reports
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