Heavy Ion Physics, Fission

Zeitschrift für Physik A Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 335, Issue 3, pp 331-340

First online:

Time-dependent density-matrix theory

II. Mass dispersion in damped nuclear reactions
  • M. GongAffiliated withNSCL and Physics Department, Michigan State University
  • , M. TohyamaAffiliated withNSCL and Physics Department, Michigan State University
  • , J. RandrupAffiliated withNuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California

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The mass fluctuations in damped reactions of16O+16O are studied in an extended time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory. The theory determines the time evolution of a two-body density matrix as well as that of a one-body density matrix, providing us with a microscopic way to calculate the fluctuations of one-body quantities. The results of the theory are compared with those obtained in a transport model. It is found that the dispersions in fragment mass calculated in the two models are of the same order of magnitude and much larger than those calculated in the time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory. The differences between the microscopic theory and the transport model are also discussed.


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