Detailed characterization of neutron-proton equilibration in dynamically deformed nuclear systems
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© 2017 American Physical Society. We study neutron-proton equilibration in dynamically deformed nuclear systems by investigating the correlations between the two largest fragments produced in collisions of Zn70+Zn70, Zn64+Zn64, Ni64+Ni64 and Zn64+Ni64 at 35MeV per nucleon. The extent of equilibration is investigated using the rotation angle as a clock for the equilibration. The initially dissimilar fragments converge exponentially with consistent rate constants across a wide variety of reaction partners and systems, indicating that the equilibration follows first-order kinetics.
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Manso, A. R., McIntosh, A. B., Jedele, A., Hagel, K., Heilborn, L., Kohley, Z., ... Yennello, S. J.