Investigating the Evolution of Multifragmenting Systems with Fragment Emission Order
Multifragment decays of central collisions in 84Kr+197Au at E/A=70MeV are studied. By utilizing a technique sensitive to the emission order of fragments, it is deduced that carbon fragments are emitted prior to beryllium fragments when these fragments have the same velocity. This observation is consistent with the cooling of a thermally decaying source.
Repository citation: Cornell, E. W.; Hamilton, T. M.; Fox, D.; Lou, Y.; de Souza, R. T.; Huang, M. J.; Hsi, W. C.; Schwarz, C.; Williams, C.; Bowman, D. R.; Dinius, J.; Gelbke, C. K.; Handzy, D. O.; Lisa, M. A.; Lynch, W. G.; Peaslee, Graham F.; Phair, L.; Tsang, M. B.; VanBuren, G.; Charity, R. J.; Sobotka, L. G.; and Friedman, W. A., "Investigating the Evolution of Multifragmenting Systems with Fragment Emission Order" (1996). Faculty Publications. Paper 1190.
Published in: Physical Review Letters, Volume 77, Issue 22, November 25, 1996, pages 4508-4511. Copyright © 1996 American Physical Society.