Constraints on the asymmetric equation of state from heavy-ion collisions
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© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences-SIF, 2016. Nuclear matter is one of the most fascinating materials that exists.Therefore elucidating the equation-of-state of nuclear matter is a fundamentally interesting question. Additionally, the nuclear equationof-state has impacts on astrophysical observables. One important means of constraining the nuclear equation-of-state is through studying heavy-ion collisions. Nuclear material has two components-neutrons and protons-the ratio of which impacts the equation-of-state. Measurements of fragments emitted from reactions of nuclei with different ratios of neutrons and protons-and comparison to simulations based on various underlying interactions-have placed constraints on both the symmetric and asymmetric parts of the equation of state.
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Yennello, S., McIntosh, A., & Heilborn, L.