Evidence for statistical fluctuation in the fragmentation ofat intermediate energies
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The asymmetry in the parallel and transverse momentum distributions for fragments produced by the fragmentation of O16 at intermediate energies has been partially explained previously by the deflection of the projectile trajectory. The remaining discrepancy of 25% between theory and experiment is suggested here as due to the scattering angle fluctuation as a result of the damping of the projectile kinetic energy. A model is introduced to study quantitatively this effect. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Momentum distributions of projectile fragments studied including the effect of statistical fluctuations. 1980 The American Physical Society.
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