Effects of symmetry energy on two-nucleon correlation functions in heavy-ion collisions induced by neutron-rich nuclei. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Using an isospin-dependent transport model, we study the effects of nuclear symmetry energy on two-nucleon correlation functions in heavy-ion collisions induced by neutron-rich nuclei. We find that the density dependence of the nuclear symmetry energy affects significantly the nucleon emission times in these collisions, leading to larger values of two-nucleon correlation functions for a symmetry energy that has a stronger density dependence. Two-nucleon correlation functions are thus useful tools for extracting information about the nuclear symmetry energy from heavy-ion collisions.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L., Greco, V., Ko, C. M., & Li, B.

citation count

  • 61

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Lie-Wen||Greco, Vincenzo||Ko, Che Ming||Li, Bao-An

publication date

  • April 2003