Thermodynamics of Nuclear Matter from the Statistical Bootstrap Model

  • R. Hagedorn
  • I. Montvay
  • J. Rafelski
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 2)


We study the properties of nuclear matter within the framework of a modified and generalized statistical bootstrap model in which the volume of a fireball grows with its mass. We find that the such described nuclear matter can exist in two phases. In particular we consider in a numerical example the high temperature (T ≲ T0 ≈ 150 MeV) regime of the gaseous phase with a density of less than ~ 0.75 of normal nuclear density.


Partition Function Nuclear Matter Baryon Number Critical Curve Canonical Partition Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hagedorn
    • 1
  • I. Montvay
    • 2
  • J. Rafelski
    • 1
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Fakultät für PhysikCERN and Universität BielefeldGermany

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