Light clusters production as a probe to nuclear symmetry energy Academic Article uri icon


  • Using an isospin-dependent transport model for heavy-ion collisions induced by neutron-rich nuclei at intermediate energies, we study the production of light clusters such as deuteron, triton, and 3He via coalescence of nucleons. We find that both the yields and the energy spectra of these light clusters are affected significantly by the density dependence of nuclear symmetry energy, with a stiffer symmetry energy giving a larger yield.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L. W., Ko, C. M., & Li, B. A.

complete list of authors

  • Chen, LW||Ko, CM||Li, BA

publication date

  • January 2003