Probing heavy ion collisions with bremsstrahlung
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We calculate bremsstrahlung spectra for intermediate energy heavy ion collisions to see the sensitivity of photon cross sections to reaction dynamics. Modeling the collisions with the intranuclear cascade, we find a clear collective quadrupole bremsstrahlung signal only for heavier nuclei, A>40. Maximum sensitivity to dynamics is likely for photons in the range of 1030 MeV. For higher energy photons or lighter nuclei, there is a large background coming from the incoherent dipole component of the bremsstrahlung. © 1985 The American Physical Society.
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Ko, C. M., Bertsch, G., & Aichelin, J.