Symmetrization of emitter size in violent “light” heavy ion collisions at intermediate energy

Y. Larochelle, L. Gingras, L. Beaulieu, R. Laforest, R. Roy, M. Samri, C. St-Pierre

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Vaporization and high multiplicity events, where the nuclear system is almost completely disassembled in light charged particles [Formula Presented] were analyzed for events with total charge detected [Formula Presented] in the [Formula Presented] reaction at 43 MeV/nucleon. Kinematic characteristics have been studied separately for [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] particles. When those are compared to simulations, noticeable differences in privileged emission direction have been found between [Formula Presented] particles and protons. For violent reactions, these differences could be explained by the apparent “symmetrization” of the reaction partners via the formation of a large necklike structure, and its subsequent breakup into many light ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1027-R1031
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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