Multifragment Emission in the Reaction 36Ar + 197Au at E/A = 35, 50, 80, and 110 MeV
Multifragment emission in the reaction at has been measured with a low-threshold 4π detector array. Over this broad range of incident energies, the mean values and variances of the intermediate mass fragment (IMF: 3 ⩽ Z ⩽ 20) multiplicity distributions exhibit an approximate scaling with the total charged particle multiplicity. The measured multiplicities of light charged particles and intermediate mass fragments are compared with both a model involving statistical decay of an expanding compound nucleus, and with a model involving microscopic quasi-particle dynamics. The statistical decay model predictions are sensitive to the low-density nuclear equation of state.
Repository citation: de Souza, R. T.; Phair, L.; Bowman, D. R.; Carlin, N.; Gelbke, C. K.; Gong, W. G.; Yim, Y. D.; Lisa, M. A.; Lynch, W. G.; Peaslee, Graham F.; Tsang, M. B.; Tsang, H. M.; Xu, H. M.; Zhu, F.; and Friedman, W. A., "Multifragment Emission in the Reaction 36Ar + 197Au at E/A = 35, 50, 80, and 110 MeV" (1991). Faculty Publications. Paper 1143.
Published in: Physics Letters B, Volume 268, Issue 1, October 3, 1991, pages 6-11. Copyright © 1991 Elsevier.