A Transport Model for Nuclear Reactions Induced by Radioactive Beams Conference Paper uri icon


  • Major ingredients of an isospin and momentum dependent transport model for nuclear reactions induced by radioactive beams are outlined. Within the IBUU04 version of this model we study several experimental probes of the equation of state of neutron-rich matter, especially the density dependence of the nuclear symmetry energy. Comparing with the recent experimental data from NSCL/MSU on isospin diffusion, we found a nuclear symmetry energy of Esym(ρ) ≈ 31.6(ρ/ρ0)1.05 at subnormal densities. Predictions on several observables sensitive to the density dependence of the symmetry energy at supranormal densities accessible at GSI and the planned Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) are also made. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, B., Chen, L., Das, C. B., Gupta, S. D., Gale, C., Ko, C. M., Yong, G., & Zuo, W.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • October 2005


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