Caloric curve of 8 GeV/c pi(-), (p)over-bar+ Au-197 reactions Academic Article uri icon


  • The relationship between nuclear temperature and excitation energy of hot nuclei formed by [Formula Presented] negative pion and antiproton beams incident on [Formula Presented] has been investigated with the ISiS [Formula Presented] detector array at the BNL AGS accelerator. The double-isotope-ratio technique was used to calculate the temperature of the hot system. The two thermometers used, [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] are in agreement below [Formula Presented] when corrected for secondary decay. Caloric curves derived from successive segments of the H and He kinetic energy spectra show a systematic decrease in temperature as the kinetic energy bin decreases, consistent with cooling curve behavior. When extrapolated to the evaporative-peak region, these results provide good agreement with caloric curves measured for similar systems. The caloric curves from this experiment are also compared with the predictions from the SMM multifragmentation model. 2002 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ruangma, A., Laforest, R., Martin, E., Ramakrishnan, E., Rowland, D. J., Veselsky, M., ... Back, B.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Ruangma, A||Laforest, R||Martin, E||Ramakrishnan, E||Rowland, DJ||Veselsky, M||Winchester, EM||Yennello, SJ||Beaulieu, L||Hsi, W||Kwiatkowski, K||Lefort, T||Viola, VE||Botvina, A||Korteling, RG||Pienkowski, L||Breuer, H||Gushue, S||Remsberg, LP||Back, B

publication date

  • October 2002