Caloric curve for finite nuclei in Thomas-Fermi theory Academic Article uri icon


  • In a finite temperature Thomas-Fermi theory with realistic nuclear interactions, we construct caloric curves for finite nuclei enclosed in a sphere of about 4 to 8 times the normal nuclear volume. The specific heat capacity [Formula Presented] shows a peaked structure that is possibly indicative of a liquid-gas phase transition in finite nuclear systems. 1997 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • De, J. N., DasGupta, S., Shlomo, S., & Samaddar, S. K.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • De, JN||DasGupta, S||Shlomo, S||Samaddar, SK

publication date

  • April 1997