Fluctuations in Multifragment Decays
An analysis of charged particle distributions is performed to search for large fluctuations and signals of intermittency in reactions at E/A=35–110 MeV. When the effects of impact-parameter averaging are reduced by appropriate cuts on the total transverse energy, charged particle multiplicity distributions narrower than Poisson distributions are observed. Such distributions are inconsistent with intermittency signals of non-trivial origin.
Repository citation: Phair, L.; Lisa, M. A.; Bowman, D. R.; Gelbke, C. K.; Gong, W. G.; Kim, Y. D.; Lynch, W. G.; Peaslee, Graham F.; Schulz, H.; de Souza, R. T.; Tsang, M. B.; and Zhu, F., "Fluctuations in Multifragment Decays" (1992). Faculty Publications. Paper 1148.
Published in: Physics Letters B, Volume 291, Issue 1, September 17, 1992, pages 7-10. Copyright © 1992 Elsevier.