Using a unique two-arm detector system for heavy ions (BRS, binary reaction spectrometer) coincident fission events have been measured from the decay of 60Zn and 56Ni compound nuclei formed at 83-88 MeV excitation energy. From the binary coincidences inclusive and exclusive cross sections for fission channels with differing losses of charge were obtained. Narrow out-of-plane correlations corresponding to coplanar decay are observed for two fragments emitted in binary events, and in the data for ternary decay with missing charges from 4 up to 8. Differential cross sections for the different binary and ternary fission channels are obtained. The ternary cluster fission can be explained by the statistical decay from equilibrated compound nuclei with hyper-deformed shapes with angular momenta around 45-52 h.
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