New approach of fragment charge correlations in $^{129}$Xe+$^{nat}$Sn central collisions

Abstract : A previous analysis of the charge (Z) correlations in the $\Delta Z-$ plane for Xe+Sn central collisions at 32 MeV/u has shown an enhancement in the production of equally sized fragments (low $\Delta Z$) which was interpreted as an evidence for spinodal decomposition. However the signal is weak and rises the question of the estimation of the uncorrelated yield. After a critical analysis of its robustness, we propose in this paper a new technique to build the uncorrelated yield in the charge correlation function. The application of this method to Xe+Sn central collision data at 32, 39, 45 and 50 MeV/u does not show any particular enhancement of the correlation function in any $\Delta Z$ bin.
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J.L. Charvet, R. Dayras, D. Durand, O. Lopez, D. Cussol, et al.. New approach of fragment charge correlations in $^{129}$Xe+$^{nat}$Sn central collisions. Nuclear Physics A, Elsevier, 2004, 730, pp.431-447. ⟨10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2003.11.004⟩. ⟨hal-00137572⟩

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