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Physical Review C 71 (2005) 041601
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Partial energies fluctuations and negative heat capacities.
Xavier Campi1, H. Krivine1, E. Plagnol2, N. Sator3

We proceed to a critical examination of the method used in nuclear fragmentation to exhibit signals of negative heat capacity. We show that this method leads to unsatisfactory results when applied to a simple and well controlled model. Discrepancies are due to incomplete evaluation of potential energies.
1:  LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques
2:  PCC - Physique Corpusculaire et Cosmologie - Collège de France
3:  LPTL - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique des Liquides
Physics/Nuclear Theory

Physics/Physics/Atomic and Molecular Clusters
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