Title

Balance of Mass, Momentum, and Energy in Splintering Central Collisions for 40Ar up to 115 MeV/Nucleon

Authors

Rulin Sun, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
E. Colin, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook / Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UniversitéClaude Bernard, 43, Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, Cedex France
N. N. Ajitanand, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
John M. Alexander, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
M. A. Barton, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Hope College
P. A. DeYoung, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Hope College
K. L. Drake, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Hope College
A. Elmaani, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
C. J. Gelderloos, Nuclear Physics Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
E. E. Gualtieri, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University
D. Guinet, Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UniversitéClaude Bernard, 43, Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, Cedex France
S. Hannuschke, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University
J. A. Jaasma, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Hope College
L. Kowalski, Department of Physics and Geoscience, Montclair State College
Roy A. Lacey, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
J. Lauret, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook
E. Norbeck, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa
R. Pak, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University
Graham F. Peaslee, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Hope CollegeFollow
M. Stern, Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UniversitéClaude Bernard, 43, Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, Cedex France
N. T.B. Stone, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University
S. D. Sundbeck, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Hope College
A. M. Vander Molen, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University
G. D. Westfall, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University
L. B. Yang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa
J. Yee, National Superconducting Laboratory, Michigan State University

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-3-2000

Abstract

For central collisions of (17–115)AMeV 40Ar+Cu, Ag, Au, an overall balance is determined for the average mass, energy, and longitudinal momentum. Light charged particles and fragments are separated into forward-focused and isotropic components in the frame of the heaviest fragment. Energy removal by the isotropic component reaches 1–2 GeV. For such high deposition energies, statistical multifragmentation models predict much more extensive nuclear disassembly than is observed.