Effects of momentum-dependent nuclear potential on two-nucleon correlation functions and light cluster production in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Using an isospin- and momentum-dependent transport model, we study the effects due to the momentum dependence of isoscalar nuclear potential as well as that of symmetry potential on two-nucleon correlation functions and light cluster production in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions induced by neutron-rich nuclei. It is found that both observables are affected significantly by the momentum dependence of nuclear potential, leading to a reduction of their sensitivity to the stiffness of nuclear symmetry energy. However, the t/3He ratio remains a sensitive probe of the density dependence of nuclear symmetry energy.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L., Ko, C. M., & Li, B.

citation count

  • 65

publication date

  • May 2004