Direct measurement of dissipation in the 35Cl + 12C reaction at 43 MeV/nucleon

L. Beaulieu, Y. Larochelle, L. Gingras, G. C. Ball, D. R. Bowman, B. Djerroud, D. Doré, A. Galindo-Uribarri, D. Guinet, E. Hagberg, D. Horn, R. Laforest, P. Lautesse, R. Roy, M. Samri, C. St-Pierre

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Characteristics of 35Cl+12C collisions at 43 MeV/nucleon have been studied for events with total charge detected (ΣZ = 23). It is shown that, while single-source events are present in the data, the binary nature of the collision is dominant. For binary events, the emitting sources (projectilelike and targetlike) were reconstructed independently allowing a direct measurement of the total dissipated energy. It is found that up to 75% of the available energy is dissipated and the significant momentum transfer of the selected events leads to the “equal temperature limit.”

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-465
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


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