From femtonova to supernova: Heavy-ion collisions and the supernova equation of state
1 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA
2 Department of Physics, University of Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
3 University of Rostock, FB Physik, Rostock, Germany
4 GSI Helmholtzzentrum fr Schwerionenforschung GmbH, D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany
5 Institute of Physics, Silesia University, Katowice, Poland
Published online: 11 May 2016
Calculations using astrophysical equations of state at low densities comparable to that of the neutrino emission surface in supernovae and accretion disks are confronted with experimental results from heavy ion collisions. An extension of previous work shows that it is important to include all of the measured experimental data to draw conclusions about the astrophysical equation of state. Armed with this information, the calculations of the astrophysical equation of state are significantly constrained. Predictions of temperatures and densities sampled in black hole accretion disks are compared to those sampled in the experimental data.
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