Sifting through the remnants of heavy-ion collisions for observables sensitive to the nuclear equation of state
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Heavy-ion collisions provide an important probe of the nuclear equation of state. However, the dependence of different observables on the underlying interaction is not always clearly defined. A multidimensional analysis technique has been used to discriminate the observables sensitive to the asymmetry energy based on the results from Constrained Molecular Dynamics and a Stochastic Mean Field model. This multidimensional technique can be used to enhance our analysis of experimental observables and, thus, improve our ability to constrain the nuclear equation of state. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
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Cammarata, P., Colonna, M., Bonasera, A., McIntosh, A. B., Kohley, Z., May, L. W., ... Yennello, S. J.