The path of hot nuclei towards multifragmentation

G. Papp, W. Nörenberg

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The initial production and dynamical expansion of hot spherical nuclei are examined as the first stage in the projectile-multifragmentation process. The initial temperatures, which are necessary for entering the adiabatic spinodal region, as well as the minimum temperatures and densities, which are reached in the expansion, significantly differ for hard and soft equations of state. Additional initial compression, occurring in central collisions leads most likely to a qualitatively different multifragmentation mechanism. Recent experimental data are discussed in relation to the results of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalActa Physica Hungarica New Series Heavy Ion Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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