Effective nucleon mass and the nuclear caloric curve Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Assuming a schematic form of the nucleon effective mass as a function of nuclear excitation energy and mass, we provide a simple explanation for understanding the experimentally observed mass dependence of the nuclear caloric curve. It is observed that the excitation energy at which the caloric curve enters into a plateau region could be sensitive to the nuclear mass evolution of the effective nucleon mass. © 2009 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shetty, D. V., Souliotis, G. A., Galanopoulos, S., & Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • March 2009