Neutron-proton equilibration in 35 MeV/u collisions of 64,70Zn + 64,70Zn and 64Zn,64Ni + 64Zn,64Ni quantified using triplicate probes Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 American Physical Society. Previous work has quantified the degree of neutron-proton equilibration in heavy-ion nuclear collisions by observing the convergence of isospin observables (such as the isoscaling parameter α) to an expected value based on similar symmetric reaction systems. We present a new signature of equilibration: the convergence of the isospin asymmetry (as quantified by three isoscaling metrics) of two mirror asymmetric reaction systems toward each other rather than a predefined point. For the reactions of 35 MeV/u Zn64,70+Zn64,70 and Zn64,Ni64+Zn64,Ni64 the neutron-proton equilibration was found to be approximately 80%, and this result is compared directly to previous work.

author list (cited authors)

  • May, L. W., Wakhle, A., McIntosh, A. B., Kohley, Z., Behling, S., Bonasera, A., ... Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • October 2018