Light clusters production as a probe to nuclear symmetry energy Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Using an isospin-dependent transport model for heavy-ion collisions induced by neutron-rich nuclei at intermediate energies, we study the production of light clusters such as deuteron, triton, and [Formula Presented] via coalescence of nucleons. We find that both the yields and the energy spectra of these light clusters are affected significantly by the density dependence of nuclear symmetry energy, with a stiffer symmetry energy giving a larger yield. © 2003 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L., Ko, C. M., & Li, B.

citation count

  • 78

publication date

  • July 2003