Caloric curves and nuclear expansion Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Nuclear caloric curves have been analyzed using an expanding Fermi gas hypothesis to extract average nuclear densities. In this approach the observed flattening of the caloric curves reflects progressively increasing expansion with increasing excitation energy. This expansion results in a corresponding decrease in the density and Fermi energy of the excited system. For nuclei of medium to heavy mass apparent densities [Formula Presented] are reached at the higher excitation energies. © 2002 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Natowitz, J. B., Hagel, K., Ma, Y., Murray, M., Qin, L., Shlomo, S., Wada, R., & Wang, J.

citation count

  • 35

publication date

  • September 2002