Interplay of neutron-proton equilibration and nuclear dynamics Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Elsevier B.V. Neutron–proton equilibration in heavy-ion collisions proceeds atop a landscape of deformed topography and large density changes. The rapidly-varying landscape is created by the collision dynamics. The collision dynamics influences the neutron–proton equilibration, but just as importantly the different migration of the protons and neutrons influences the dynamics. To fully appreciate either the reaction dynamics or the neutron–proton equilibration, one must understand both. This review explores decades of work on both topics, and highlights the connections to the nuclear equation of state in nuclear experiment, theoretical prediction, and astrophysical observation.

author list (cited authors)

  • McIntosh, A. B., & Yennello, S. J.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • September 2019