Nuclear shock waves in heavy-ion collisions

It is shown that nuclear matter is compressed during the encounter of heavy ions. If the relative velocity of the nuclei is larger than the velocity of first sound in nuclear matter (compression sound for isospin T=0), n
It is shown that nuclear matter is compressed during the encounter of heavy ions. If the relative velocity of the nuclei is larger than the velocity of first sound in nuclear matter (compression sound for isospin T=0), nuclear shock waves occur. They lead to densities which are 3-5 times higher than the nuclear equilibrium density ρ0, depending on the energy of the nuclei. The implications of this phenomenon are discussed.
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Author:Werner Scheid, Hans Müller, Walter Greiner
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-28866
URL:http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v32/p741
Parent Title (German):Physical review letters
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2006/06/27
Year of first Publication:1974
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/06/27
Volume:32
Issue:13
Pagenumber:5
First Page:741
Last Page:745
HeBIS PPN:18678855X
Institutes:Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physik
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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