Isospin effects in nuclear reactions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018 Societa Italiana di Fisica. All rights reserved. The neutron-to-proton ratio of colliding nuclear systems can affect both the dynamics and thermodynamics that govern the reaction. These effects are a manifestation of the underlying nuclear interaction. Heavy-ion collisions can be used to probe nuclear material at finite temperatures and at densities away from saturation density. Comparison of experimental observables, from a diversity of reactions measured with various experimental apparatuses, with theoretical predictions, using different interactions, can help to constrain the nature of nuclear matter and enhance the accuracy of predictions of astrophysical phenomenon.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yennello, S.

publication date

  • September 2018