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.

author list (cited authors)

  • De, J. N., Gupta, S. D., Shlomo, S., & Samaddar, S. K.

citation count

  • 25

publication date

  • April 1997