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Latent heat of nuclear matter

Carbone, A, Polls, A, Rios, A and Vidana, I (2011) Latent heat of nuclear matter Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics), 83 (2). ISSN 0556-2813

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Abstract

We study the latent heat of the liquid-gas phase transition in symmetric nuclear matter using self-consistent mean-field calculations with a few Skyrme forces. The temperature dependence of the latent heat is rather independent of the mean-field parametrization and it can be characterized by a few parameters. At low temperatures, the latent heat tends to the saturation energy. Near the critical point, the latent heat goes to zero with a well-determined mean-field critical exponent. A maximum value of the latent heat in the range l similar to 25-30 MeV is found at intermediate temperatures, which might have experimental relevance. All these features can be explained from very basic principles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GAS PHASE-TRANSITION, EQUATION-OF-STATE, MULTIFRAGMENTATION, TEMPERATURES, GOLD
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2011 16:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7125

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