Progress in constraining the asymmetry dependence of the nuclear caloric curve Conference Paper uri icon


  • © Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences-SIF, 2016. The nuclear equation of state is a basic emergent property of nuclear material. Despite its importance in nuclear physics and astrophysics, aspects of it are still poorly constrained. Our research focuses on answering the question: How does the nuclear caloric curve depend on the neutron-proton asymmetry? We briefly describe our initial observation that increasing neutron-richness leads to lower temperatures. We then discuss the status of our recently executed experiment to independently measure the asymmetry dependence of the caloric curve.

author list (cited authors)

  • McIntosh, A. B., & Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • May 2016