Dynamics and Thermodynamics with Nuclear Degrees of Freedom

  • Philippe Chomaz
  • Francesca Gulminelli
  • Wolfgang Trautmann
  • Sherry J. Yennello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. F. Gulminelli, W. Trautmann, S. J. Yennello, Ph. Chomaz
      Pages 1-3
  3. Transport Properties

    1. C. Fuchs, H. H. Wolter
      Pages 5-21
    2. A. Andronic, J. Łukasik, W. Reisdorf, W. Trautmann
      Pages 31-46
    3. A. Bonasera, R. Coniglione, P. Sapienza
      Pages 47-64
    4. M. Di Toro, A. Olmi, R. Roy
      Pages 65-70
  4. Decay Properties

    1. B. Tamain
      Pages 71-79
    2. G. Verde, A. Chbihi, R. Ghetti, J. Helgesson
      Pages 81-108
    3. A. Ono, J. Randrup
      Pages 109-120
    4. A. S. Botvina, I. N. Mishustin
      Pages 121-128
    5. M. B. Tsang, R. Bougault, R. Charity, D. Durand, W. A. Friedman, F. Gulminelli et al.
      Pages 129-139
    6. V. Baran, J. Margueron
      Pages 141-151
  5. Isospin Properties

    1. M. Di Toro, S. J. Yennello, B. -A. Li
      Pages 153-163
    2. M. Colonna, M. B. Tsang
      Pages 165-182
  6. Signals of Phase Transitions

    1. A. Kelić, J. B. Natowitz, K. -H. Schmidt
      Pages 203-213
    2. V. E. Viola, R. Bougault
      Pages 215-226
    3. Y. G. Ma
      Pages 227-242

About these proceedings


The study of nuclear reaction dynamics and thermodynamics with nuclear degrees of freedom has progressed dramatically in the past 20 years, from inclusive charge distributions to exclusive isotopically resolved fragment observables and from schematic phenomenological break-up models to sophisticated quantum many-body transport theories. A coherent and quantitative understanding of reaction mechanisms and of the underlying nuclear matter equation of state is emerging from the analysis of experimental data and from the theoretical modeling of heavy ion reactions. In addition, the accumulated evidence for phenomena related to the liquid-gas phase transition of nuclear matter has triggered interdisciplinary activities and the transfer of useful methods. In the near future, the availability of radioactive beam facilities is expected to provide unique opportunities for extending our knowledge of the dynamic properties and the nuclear phase diagram towards exotic nuclear systems with important astrophysical implications.

The present volume is the outcome of a community-wide review of the field of dynamics and thermodynamics with nuclear degrees of freedom which has been initiated two years ago. The achievements and the outstanding open questions are presented in 26 articles of together 61 authors and collected in six topical sections. All authors are internationally recognized experts in their fields.


Experiment Heavy ion collisions Nuclear matter Nuclear thermodynamics Transit astrophysics mechanics scaling thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Chomaz
    • 1
  • Francesca Gulminelli
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Trautmann
    • 3
  • Sherry J. Yennello
    • 4
  1. 1.GANIL, CEA-DSM and CNRS-IN2P3Caen cedex 5France
  2. 2.LPC, CNRS-IN2P3, ENSICAEN and UniversitéCaen cedexFrance
  3. 3.Abteilung KP3GSIDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.Cyclotron InstituteTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-46496-9
  • Copyright Information SIF and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46494-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46496-9
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