Neutron-to-proton ratios of quasiprojectile and midrapidity emission in the Zn-64+Zn-64 reaction at 45 MeV/nucleon Academic Article uri icon


  • Simultaneous measurement of both neutrons and charged particles emitted in the reaction Zn64 + Zn64 at 45 MeV/nucleon allows comparison of the neutron to proton ratio at midrapidity with that at projectile rapidity. The evolution of N/Z in both rapidity regimes with increasing centrality is examined. For the completely reconstructed midrapidity material one finds that the neutron to proton ratio is above that of the overall Zn64 + Zn64 system. In contrast, the reconstructed ratio for the quasiprojectile is below that of the overall system. This difference provides the most complete evidence to date of neutron enrichment of midrapidity nuclear matter at the expense of the quasiprojectile. 2006 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Theriault, D., Gauthier, J., Grenier, F., Moisan, F., St-Pierre, C., Roy, R., ... Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Theriault, D||Gauthier, J||Grenier, F||Moisan, F||St-Pierre, C||Roy, R||Davin, B||Hudan, S||Paduszynski, T||de Souza, RT||Bell, E||Garey, J||Iglio, J||Keksis, AL||Parketon, S||Richers, C||Shetty, DV||Soisson, SN||Souliotis, GA||Stein, BC||Yennello, SJ

publication date

  • November 2006