Temperature dependence of the nuclear symmetry energy

D. J. Dean, S. E. Koonin, K. Langanke, P. B. Radha

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We have studied the properties of various isobars with 54 ≤ A ≤ 64 for temperatures T ≤ 1.2 MeV via Monte Carlo shell model calculations with the KB3 interaction. In accord with empirical indications, we find no systematic temperature dependence of the symmetry energy coefficient, bsym, for T ≤ 1 MeV. This contradicts a recent suggestion that bsym increases by 2.5 MeV at this temperature, which would significantly alter the supernova explosion scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-433
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 24 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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