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Isotopic dependence of the caloric curve

Abstract : Isotopic effects in projectile fragmentation at relativistic energies have been studied with the ALADIN forward spectrometer at SIS. Stable and radioactive Sn and La beams with an incident energy of 600 MeV per nucleon have been used in order to explore a wide range of isotopic compositions. Chemical freeze-out temperatures are found to be nearly invariant with respect to the A=Z ratio of the produced spectator sources, consistent with predictions for expanded systems. Consequences for the proposed interpretation of chemical breakup temperatures as representing the limiting temperatures predicted by microscopic models are discussed.
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W. Trautmann, P. Adrich, T. Aumann, C.O. Bacri, T. Barczyk, et al.. Isotopic dependence of the caloric curve. International Workshop on Nuclear Physics 30th Course - Heavy-Ion Collisions from the Coulomb Barrier to the Quark–Gluon Plasma, Sep 2008, Erice, Italy. pp.407-412, ⟨10.1016/j.ppnp.2008.12.006⟩. ⟨in2p3-00377878⟩



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