Liquid-gas phase transition and its order in finite nuclei Academic Article uri icon


  • The liquid-gas phase transition in finite nuclei is studied in a heated liquid-drop model where the drop is assumed to be in thermodynamic equilibrium with the vapour emanated from it. Changing pressure along the liquid-gas coexistence line of the systems, symmetric or asymmetric, suggests that the phase transition is a continuous one. This is further corroborated from the study of the thermal evolution of the entropy at constant pressure.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sil, T., Samaddar, S. K., De, J. N., & Shlomo, S.

complete list of authors

  • Sil, Tapas||Samaddar, SK||De, JN||Shlomo, S

publication date

  • October 2002