Effect of Flow on the Caloric Curve for Finite Nuclei Academic Article uri icon


  • In a finite temperature Thomas-Fermi theory, we construct caloric curves for finite nuclei enclosed in a freeze-out volume a few times the normal nuclear volume, with and without inclusion of flow. Without flow the caloric curve indicates a smooth liquid-gas phase transition, whereas with flow the transition may be very sharp. We discuss these results in the context of two recent experiments, one for a heavy symmetric system (Au+Au at 600A MeV) and the other for a highly asymmetric system (Au+C at 1A GeV) where different behaviors in the caloric curves are seen. © 1997 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • December 1997