Timescale for isospin equilibration in projectile breakup
Department of Chemistry and Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter, Indiana University, 47405, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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Revised: 18 September 2013
Accepted: 27 September 2013
Published online: 26 February 2014
Isospin transport within a nuclear system is influenced by the density dependence of the symmetry energy. Studying isospin transport over relatively long times can therefore be a powerful tool to learn about the symmetry energy. The transiently deformed PLF* formed in an intermediate energy heavy-ion collision presents an opportunity to study isospin transport for a variety of initial configurations. Isospin transport is found to persist over several hundred fm/c , establishing the timescale for isospin equilibration.
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