Transport theory of deeply inelastic heavy-ion collisions based on a random-matrix model. i. Derivation of the transport equation Academic Article uri icon


  • A random-matrix model is used to describe the transformation of kinetic energy of relative motion into intrinsic excitation energy typical of a deeply inelastic heavy-ion collision. The random-matrix model is based upon statistical assumptions regarding the form factors coupling relative motion with intrinsic excitation of either fragment. Average cross sections are calculated by means of an ensemble average over the random matrix model. Summations over intermediate and final intrinsic spin values are performed. As a result, average cross sections are given by the asymptotic behavior of a probability density which in turn obeys a transport equation. In the transport equation there is no further reference to intrinsic spins. The physical and mathematical properties of this equation are exhibited. 1977.

published proceedings

  • Annals of Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Agassi, D., Ko, C. M., & Weidenmller, H. A.

complete list of authors

  • Agassi, D||Ko, CM||Weidenm├╝ller, HA

publication date

  • January 1, 1977 11:11 AM