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Signals of bimodality in the fragmentation of Au quasi-projectiles

Abstract : Signals of bimodality have been investigated in experimental data of quasi-projectile decay produced in Au+Au collisions at 35 AMeV. This same data set was already shown to provide several signals characteristic of a first order, liquid-gas-like phase transition. Different event sortings proposed in the recent literature are analyzed. A sudden change in the fragmentation pattern is revealed by the distribution of the charge of the largest fragment, compatible with a bimodal behavior.
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M. Bruno, F. Gulminelli, F. Cannata, M. d'Agostino, F. Gramegna, et al.. Signals of bimodality in the fragmentation of Au quasi-projectiles. Nuclear Physics A, Elsevier, 2008, 807, pp.48-60. ⟨10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2008.03.019⟩. ⟨in2p3-00337913⟩

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