Progress in constraining the asymmetry dependence of the nuclear caloric curve
Cyclotron Institute and Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, USA
Published online: 11 May 2016
The nuclear equation of state is a basic emergent property of nuclear material. Despite its importance in nuclear physics and astrophysics, aspects of it are still poorly constrained. Our research focuses on answering the question: How does the nuclear caloric curve depend on the neutron-proton asymmetry? We briefly describe our initial observation that increasing neutron-richness leads to lower temperatures. We then discuss the status of our recently executed experiment to independently measure the asymmetry dependence of the caloric curve.
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