Neutron to proton ratios of quasiprojectile and midrapidity emission in the Ni58+Ni58 reaction at 52 MeV/nucleon Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • By combining data from a charged particle 58Ni+58Ni experiment at 52 MeV/nucleon with an 36Ar+58Ni experiment at 50 MeV/nucleon for which free neutrons have been detected, an increase in the neutron to proton ratio of the whole nuclear material at midrapidity has been experimentally observed in the reaction 58Ni+58Ni at 52 MeV/nucleon. The neutron-to-proton ratio of the quasi-projectile emission is analyzed for the same reactions and is seen to decrease below the ratio of the initial system. Those observations suggest that an asymmetric exchange of neutrons and protons between the quasiprojectile and the midrapidity region exists. ©2005 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Thériault, D., Vallée, A., Gingras, L., Larochelle, Y., Roy, R., April, A., ... Winchester, E.

citation count

  • 14

publication date

  • January 2005