Temperature measurements for central Au+Au collisions at 35A MeV

Miniball/Multics Collaboration

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The breakup temperatures for central Au+Au collisions at 35A MeV have been determined from the relative populations of excited states of 5Li, 4He, and 10B fragments and nine double ratios involving the yields of elements with 1≤Z≤6. Unlike results reported at significantly higher energies, all thermometers yield temperatures that are consistent within the experimental uncertainties. Extrapolation of the data to zero impact parameter yields Tem = 4.6±0.4 MeV, somewhat lower than the temperature assumed in statistical multifragmentation model calculations which describe most of the other features of this reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1648-1651
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 3 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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