Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Influence of density-dependent symmetry energy on elliptical flow
School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala, 147004, Punjab, India
Revised: 22 October 2011
Accepted: 5 November 2011
Published online: 25 November 2011
The effect of density-dependent symmetry energy on elliptical flow is studied using the isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics model (IQMD). We have used the reduced isospin-dependent cross-section with hard (H) equation of state to study the sensitivity of the elliptical flow to symmetry energy in the energy range 50-1000MeV/nucleon. The elliptical flow becomes zero at a particular energy termed as transition energy. A systematic effort has been made to pin down the transition energy for the density-dependent symmetry energy.
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