The disassembly of nuclear matter

J. Randrup, S. E. Koonin

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A statistical model is applied for multi-fragment final states in nuclear collisions with bombarding energies E/A ≈ 100 MeV. A portion of the intermediate system formed is assumed to decay according to the available classical non-relativistic phase space, calculated in a grand canonical ensemble. The model correlates and predicts many experimental observables in terms of three parameters: the available energy per nucleon, the isospin asymmetry, and the effective interaction volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 16 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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