Experimental Investigations of Clustering in Low Density Nuclear Matter Conference Paper uri icon


  • The formation of clusters in low density matter formed in near Fermi energy heavy ion collisions has been investigated using the NIMROD multi-detector at Texas A&M University. Emphasis is on elucidation of the low density equation of state. Temperature and density dependent symmetry free energies derived from isoscaling analyses of the yields of nuclei with A≤4 are far above those obtained in common effective interaction calculations, reflecting the cluster formation. A possible extensionof the experimental techniques to investigations of nuclear Bose condensates is also discussed. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Natowitz, J. B., Hagel, K., Wada, R., Qin, L., Chen, Z., Huang, M., ... Stoica, S.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM


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