Break-up densities of nuclear fireballs

R. Bond, P. J. Johansen, S. E. Koonin, S. Garpman

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A statistical model is presented which describes light fragment formation in high energy nuclear collisions. Data from 20Ne+U collisions at 250 and 400 MeV/nucleon indicate statistical coalescence of a nuclear fireball occurs at temperatures of 30-40 MeV. In an independent particle model the proton activities determined imply a baryon density at breakup which is 2 5 that of normal nuclear matter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 7 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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