Nuclear temperature of the disassembling source in central heavy-ion collisions from isotope yields. Academic Article uri icon


  • We modify the method of Albergo et al. for determining the temperature of an excited nucleus from double ratios of isotope yields and present a statistical model which accounts for the population and decay of excited states of the emitted fragments. Nuclear temperatures are extracted using experimental ratios of isotopic yields of fragments from helium through carbon for the reactions 40Ca + 58Ni, 40Ar + 58Ni, 40Ca + 58Fe, and 40Ar + 58Fe at 33 MeV/nucleon projectile energy. Using the model we obtain consistent values for the temperature from various isotope combinations within the experimental error when accounting for the population and decay of the excited fragments.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev C Nucl Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Kolomiets, A., Ramakrishnan, E., Johnston, H., Gimeno-Nogues, F., Hurst, B., O'Kelly, D., ... Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Kolomiets, A||Ramakrishnan, E||Johnston, H||Gimeno-Nogues, F||Hurst, B||O'Kelly, D||Rowland, DJ||Shlomo, S||White, T||Winger, J||Yennello, SJ

publication date

  • August 1996