Probing the liquid-gas coexistence in p+Xe reactions from 200 to 1400 MeV

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The nuclear equation of state (EOS) is probed from statistical parameters, determined in an excitation function experiment on p + Xe-nat reactions at 200-1400 MeV. Total charge (Z) distributions follow a cascade-[multi]fragmentation-evaporation (CFEM) model well. The caloric curve in regions supposedly dominated by fast processes is compatible with a pure statistical multifragmentation (SMM) process, where the temperature (T)-excitation energy (epsilon*) relation starts in the Fermi liquid phase and progresses into a liquid/gas coexistence region, where it remains up to 1400 MeV. A local peak in T at epsilon* = 2.1 MeV agrees with the idea of sudden fragmentation. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Bo Jakobsson
  • Pavel Golubev
  • H. Jaderstrom
  • Vladimir Avdeichikov
  • Lars Carlén
  • L. Westerberg
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
JournalPhysics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch