Session R14: Nuclear Reactions

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Monday, April 14, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: St. Louis G

Sponsoring Unit: DNP
Chair: Robert Charity, Washington University, St Louis

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.R14.5

Abstract: R14.00005 : The influence of transport variables on isospin transport ratios

11:33 AM–11:45 AM

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Authors:

  Daniel Coupland
    (NSCL and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MSU, East Lansing, MI)

  William Lynch
    (NSCL and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MSU, East Lansing, MI)

  Pawel Danielewicz
    (NSCL and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MSU, East Lansing, MI)

  Betty Tsang
    (NSCL and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MSU, East Lansing, MI)

  Yingxun Zhang
    (China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China)

The influence of transport quantities on isospin equilibration in peripheral $^{112}$Sn+$^{112}$Sn, $^{112}$Sn+$^{124}$Sn, $^{124}$Sn+$^{112}$Sn, and $^{124}$Sn+$^{124}$Sn collisions is studied in the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck model. The isospin transport ratio constructed from the asymmetry of the projectile residue has been shown to contain information about the density dependence of the symmetry energy. However, the ratio also depends on the momentum dependence of the mean field, in-medium isospin nucleon-nucleon cross-sections, and the stiffness of the symmetry part of the equation of state (EOS). Our simulations will try to untangle the various effects and their influence on the extraction of the symmetry energy terms in the EOS. First results from the simulations and comparisons to other transport model calculations will be presented. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant PHY-0606007.

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