Linear response theory of deeply inelastic collisions

  • Helmut Hofmann
Session II. Different Views on Deep Inelastic Collisions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 117)


We present the linear response approach as to be consistent with a model in which collective motion of large amplitude is approximated locally by a harmonic one. In this model the transport coefficients are not constants but depend on local collective quantities like the mean value of the coordinates and the frequency, as well as on a time dependent temperature. We describe how the transport coefficients can be calculated within a realistic microscopic model. In this model we account properly for the quantum behavior of the nucleons inside the nucleus and the presence of residual two-body forces. In the whole picture the relative motion of the fragments is treated on equal footing with the dynamics of other collective degrees of freedom of both the fragments and the composite system.


Friction Coefficient Transport Coefficient Collective Motion Linear Response Theory Collective Degree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Hofmann
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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