The ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: Constraining the symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities
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The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons or light complex particles in reactions of heavy ions at pre-relativistic energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term of the nuclear equation of state at supra-saturation densities. In the ASY-EOS experiment at the GSI laboratory, flows of neutrons and light charged particles were measured for 197Au+197Au, 96Zr+96Zr and 96Ru+96Ru collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon with the Large Area Neutron Detector LAND as part of a setup with several additional detection systems used for the event characterization. Flow results obtained for the Au+Au system, in comparison with predictions of the UrQMD transport model, confirm the moderately soft to linear density dependence of the symmetry energy deduced from the earlier FOPI-LAND data.
author list (cited authors)
Russotto, P., Chartier, M., Cozma, M. D., De Filippo, E., Le Fvre, A., Gannon, S., ... Zoric, M.
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Borderie, B., Bougault, R., Pagano, A., Pirrone, S., & Politi, G.