By reviewing experimental results from many anomalon searches, one can reasonably conclude that anomalons, if they exist, are preferentially produced in peripheral collisions, signified by low values of Nh and δZ. For Z ≥ 3, the experimental picture about the existence of anomalons is not very clear at this moment. In the Z = 2 case, however, there are reasonably convincing indications that anomalons do seem to be present in fragments produced by light projectile nuclei such as 12C.
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We wish to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to P.J. Ellis, P.S. Freier, S. Fricke and C.J. Waddington for valuable discussion and constructive criticisms. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DOE/DE-ACO2-79 ER 10364.