Thermal phase transition in nuclear multifragmentation: The role of Coulomb energy and finite size - art. no. 041605

Citation
Bk. Srivastava et al., Thermal phase transition in nuclear multifragmentation: The role of Coulomb energy and finite size - art. no. 041605, PHYS REV C, 6404(4), 2001, pp. 1605
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW C
ISSN journal
0556-2813 → ACNP
Volume
6404
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0556-2813(200110)6404:4<1605:TPTINM>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
A systematic analysis of the moments of the fragment size distribution has been carried out for the multifragmentation of 1A GeV Au, La, and Kr on car bon. The breakup of Au and La is consistent with a continuous thermal phase transition. The data indicate that the excitation energy per nucleon and i sotopic temperature at the critical point decrease with increasing system s ize. This trend is attributed primarily to the increasing Coulomb energy wi th finite size effects playing a smaller role.