Probing midrapidity source characteristics with charged particles and neutrons in the [Formula Presented] reaction at 43 MeV/nucleon

Y. Larochelle, C. St-Pierre, L. Beaulieu, N. Colonna, L. Gingras, G. C. Ball, D. R. Bowman, M. Colonna, G. D’Erasmo, E. Fiore, D. Fox, A. Galindo-Uribarri, E. Hagberg, D. Horn, R. Laforest, A. Pantaleo, R. Roy, G. Tagliente

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Abstract

The characteristics of the midrapidity and target sources (apparent temperatures, velocities, and neutron multiplicities) extracted from the neutron energy spectra, have been measured for various quasiprojectile (QP) excitation energies, reconstructed from charged particles of well defined peripheral events in the [Formula Presented] reaction at 43 MeV/nucleon. The reconstructed excitation energy of the QP is always smaller than the excitation energy calculated from its velocity, assuming pure dissipative binary collision. The latter observation combined with the neutron multiplicity at midrapidity and the apparent temperature suggests important preequilibrium and/or dynamical effects in the entrance channel. The midrapidity source moves at a velocity lower than the nucleon-nucleon center of mass velocity showing the importance of the attractive mean-field potential from the target even at 43 MeV/nucleon. The above picture is confirmed by comparison to Boltzman-Nordheim-Vlasov (BNV) simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R565-R569
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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