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), 024308.
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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.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics|
|Date :||15 February 2011|
|Identification Number :||10.1103/PhysRevC.83.024308|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||GAS PHASE-TRANSITION, EQUATION-OF-STATE, MULTIFRAGMENTATION, TEMPERATURES, GOLD|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||16 Sep 2011 16:06|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 18:44|
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