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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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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||GAS PHASE-TRANSITION, EQUATION-OF-STATE, MULTIFRAGMENTATION, TEMPERATURES, GOLD|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2011 17:06|
|Last Modified:||11 May 2013 14:50|
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