The Isospin Dependence of Transverse Flow

  • Gary D. Westfall


Collective transverse flow can provide information about nuclear reactions at intermediate energy and details of the nuclear equation of state (EOS)[1, 2]. One of the most compelling observables related to transverse flow is the incident energy at which the attractive mean field balances the repulsive nucleon-nucleon scattering. This energy is called the balance energy, E bal ,[3] and can be related to various properties of the EOS through transport models such as the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uehlenbeck (BUU) model. In this paper, we will relate E bal to the in-medium nucleon-nucleon scattering cross sections [4, 5].


Impact Parameter Isotopic System Reaction Plane Transverse Flow Isospin Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary D. Westfall
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  1. 1.National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and AstronomyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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