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Title: Standard thermodynamic quantities as determined via models of nuclear multifragmentation

Abstract

Both simple and sophisticated models are frequently used in an attempt to understand how real nuclei breakup when subjected to large excitation energies, a process known as nuclear multifragmentation. Many of these models assume equilibrium thermodynamics and produce results often interpreted as evidence of a phase transition. This work examines one class of models and employs standard thermodynamical procedures to explore the possible existence and nature of a phase transition. The role of various terms, e.g., Coulomb and surface energy, is discussed. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  2. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216345
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; STATISTICAL MODELS; THERMODYNAMICS; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Elliott, J. B., and Hirsch, A. S. Standard thermodynamic quantities as determined via models of nuclear multifragmentation. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.61.054605.
Elliott, J. B., & Hirsch, A. S. Standard thermodynamic quantities as determined via models of nuclear multifragmentation. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.61.054605.
Elliott, J. B., and Hirsch, A. S. Mon . "Standard thermodynamic quantities as determined via models of nuclear multifragmentation". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.61.054605.
@article{osti_20216345,
title = {Standard thermodynamic quantities as determined via models of nuclear multifragmentation},
author = {Elliott, J. B. and Hirsch, A. S.},
abstractNote = {Both simple and sophisticated models are frequently used in an attempt to understand how real nuclei breakup when subjected to large excitation energies, a process known as nuclear multifragmentation. Many of these models assume equilibrium thermodynamics and produce results often interpreted as evidence of a phase transition. This work examines one class of models and employs standard thermodynamical procedures to explore the possible existence and nature of a phase transition. The role of various terms, e.g., Coulomb and surface energy, is discussed. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.61.054605},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
issn = {0556-2813},
number = 5,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}