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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 11, 87-93 (2001)

Microscopic systems with and without Coulomb interaction, fragmentation and phase transitions in finite nuclei

J.M. Carmona1, J. Richert2 and P. Wagner3

1  Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Università and INFN, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
2  Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, UMR 7085, Université Louis Pasteur, 3, rue de l'Université, 67084 Strasbourg Cedex, France
3  Institut de Recherches Subatomiques, UMR 7500, BP28, 67037 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France


(Received: 7 November 2000 / Revised version: 14 April 2001 Communicated by P. Schuck)

We test the influence of the Coulomb interaction on the thermodynamic and cluster generation properties of a system of classical particles described by different lattice models. Numerical simulations show that the Coulomb interaction produces essentially a shift in temperature of quantities like the specific heat but not qualitative changes. We also consider a cellular model. The thermodynamic properties of the system are qualitatively unaltered.

05.70.Ce - Thermodynamics functions and equations of state.
64.60.Cn - Order-disorder transformations; statistical mechanics of model systems.

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