Coulomb corrections to experimental temperatures and densities in Fermi-energy heavy-ion collisions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The quantum-fluctuation method using Coulomb corrections is explored to extract temperatures and densities of hot nuclear systems produced in Fermi-energy heavy-ion collisions. The role of the neutron-proton asymmetry of the system was investigated. Temperature values were observed to not depend on the system neutron-proton asymmetry while a clear dependence is seen for density values. Coulomb corrections have been shown to lower temperature values by almost 2 MeV. On the other hand, density results exhibit a small variation. © 2014 American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mabiala, J., Zheng, H., Bonasera, A., Cammarata, P., Hagel, K., Heilborn, L., ... Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • August 2014