Extraction of the Multifragmentation Time Scale In Intermediate Energy Heavy-Ion Reactions
The spatial and temporal extent of a system decaying by multifragment emission is deduced. Two-particle intermediate mass fragment correlation functions measured for central Ar36+197Au collisions at E/A=50–110 MeV indicate a rapid decay, <75 fm/c, of the highly excited system. Furthermore, the behavior of the correlation function at large relative velocities suggests that considerable charge loss occurs prior to fragment emission.
Repository citation: Fox, D.; de Souza, R. T.; Phair, L.; Bowman, D. R.; Carlin, N.; Gelbke, C. K.; Gong, W. G.; Kim, Y. D.; Lisa, M. A.; Lynch, W. G.; Peaslee, Graham F.; Tsang, M. B.; and Zhu, F., "Extraction of the Multifragmentation Time Scale In Intermediate Energy Heavy-Ion Reactions" (1993). Faculty Publications. Paper 1154.
Published in: Physical Review C, Volume 47, Issue 2, February 1, 1993, pages R421-R424. Copyright © 1993 American Physical Society.