Microcanonical simulation of nuclear disassembly

Steven E. Koonin, Jørgen Randrup

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Abstract

We formulate a model for the disassembly of a highly excited finite nuclear source into interacting nuclear fragments. Monte Carlo sampling of the exact microcanonical and canonical ensemble provides many-fragment configurations at the effective freeze-out stage. The effect of including the interaction between the fragments is significant and an elaboration of the model that allows for a nucleon vapor suggests the existence of a first-order phase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-192
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Volume474
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 1987

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Microcanonical simulation of nuclear disassembly. / Koonin, Steven E.; Randrup, Jørgen.

In: Nuclear Physics, Section A, Vol. 474, No. 1, 16.11.1987, p. 173-192.

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Koonin, Steven E. ; Randrup, Jørgen. / Microcanonical simulation of nuclear disassembly. In: Nuclear Physics, Section A. 1987 ; Vol. 474, No. 1. pp. 173-192.
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