Fragmentation of Necklike Structures
Intermediate mass fragment (IMF: 3≤Z≤20 emission from necklike structures joining projectilelike and targetlike residues has been observed for peripheral Xe129 + Cunat collisions at EA=50 MeV. These fragments are emitted primarily at velocities between those of the projectilelike and targetlike residues. Relative to the charge distribution of fragments evaporated from projectilelike residues, the distribution for "neck" emission shows an enhanced emission for fragments with 4≤ZIMF≤12. This feature is consistent with expectations for the fragmentation of a noncompact cylindrical configuration.
Repository citation: Montoya, C. P.; Lynch, W. G.; Bowman, D. R.; Peaslee, Graham F.; Carlin, N.; de Souza, R. T.; Gelbke, C. K.; Gong, W. G.; Kim, Y. D.; Lisa, M. A.; Phair, L.; Tsang, M. B.; Webster, J. B.; Williams, C.; Colonna, N.; Hanold, K.; McMahan, M. A.; Wozniak, G. J.; and Moretto, L. G., "Fragmentation of Necklike Structures" (1994). Faculty Publications. Paper 1170.
Published in: Physical Review Letters, Volume 73, Issue 23, December 5, 1994, pages 3070-3073. Copyright © 1994 American Physical Society.