Quantitative analysis of the relation between entropy and nucleosynthesis in central Ca + Ca and Nb + Nb collisions

L. P. Csernai, J. I. Kapusta, G. Fai, D. Hahn, J. Randrup, H. Stöcker

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Abstract

The final states of central Ca + Ca and Nb + Nb collisions at 400 and 1050 MeV/nucleon and at 400 and 650 MeV/nucleon, respectively, are studied with two independently developed statistical models, namely the classical microcanonical model and the quantum-statistical grand canonical model. It is shown that these models are in agreement with each other for these systems. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that there is essentially a one-to-one relationship between the observed relative abundances of the light fragments p, d, t, He3, and and the entropy per nucleon, for breakup temperatures greater than 30 MeV. Entropy values of 3.54 are deduced from high-multiplicity selected fragment yield data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1303
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review C
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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