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##### Fission of metallic clusters in the liquid drop model

**Authors**: A. Vieira and C. Fiolhais

**Ref.**: Physics Letters A **220**, 231-236 (1996)

**Abstract**: Using the liquid drop model and the jellium model, we calculate fission barrier heights as a function of charge and mass asymmetry for a family of shapes consisting of two spheres connected by a quadratic surface. We find the fissibility for which a mass asymmetric splitting gives place to the symmetric one (Bussinaro-Gallone point) and evaluate the size of results for the critical sizes agree very well with experiment.