Isotopic dependence of the caloric curve
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

Isotopic effects in projectile fragmentation at relativistic energies have been studied with the ALADIN forward spectrometer at SIS. Stable and radioactive Sn and La beams with an incident energy of 600 MeV per nucleon have been used in order to explore a wide range of isotopic compositions. Chemical freeze-out temperatures are found to be nearly invariant with respect to the A/Z ratio of the produced spectator sources, consistent with predictions for expanded systems. Consequences for the proposed interpretation of chemical breakup temperatures as representing the limiting temperatures predicted by microscopic models are discussed. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


nuclear caloric curve

hot nuclei

radioactive beams

limiting temperature



isotopic effects

gas phase-transition

projectile fragmentation

isotope temperature

microscopic models

coulomb instability


W. Trautmann

P. Adrich

T. Aumann

C. O. Bacri

T. Barczyk

R. Bassini

S. Bianchin

C. Boiano

A. S. Botvina

A. Boudard

J. Brzychczyk

A. Chbihi

J. Cibor

B. Czech

M. De Napoli

J. E. Ducret

H. Emling

J. D. Frankland

M. Hellstrom

D. Henzlova

G. Imme

I. Iori

Håkan T Johansson

K. Kezzar

A. Lafriakh

A. Le Fevre

E. Le Gentil

Y. Leifels

J. Luhning

J. Lukasik

W. G. Lynch

U. Lynen

Z. Majka

M. Mocko

W. F. J. Muller

A. Mykulyak

H. Orth

A. N. Otte

R. Palit

P. Pawlowski

A. Pullia

G. Raciti

E. Rapisarda

H. Sann

C. Schwarz

C. Sfienti

H. Simon

K. Summerer

M. B. Tsang

G. Verde

C. Volant

M. Wallace

H. Weick

J. Wiechula

A. Wieloch

B. Zwieglinski

Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics

0146-6410 (ISSN)

Vol. 62 2 407-412


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