2019 Impact factor 2.176
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 7, 101-106

What is the physics behind the 3He-4He anomaly?

W. Neubert1 - A.S. Botvina2,3

1 Institut für Kern- und Hadronenphysik, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden, Germany
2 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, 40126 Bologna, Italy
3 Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Science, 117312 Moscow, Russia

Received: 24 September 1999 / Revised version: 22 November 1999 Communicated by B. Povh

We show that coalescence of nucleons emitted prior to thermalization in highly excited nuclei can explain the anomaly of kinetic energies of helium clusters. A new coalescence algorithm has been included in the statistical approach to nuclear reactions formerly used to describe intermediate mass fragment production.

25.70.-z Low and intermediate energy heavy-ion reactions - 25.70.Pq Multifragment emission and correlations

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