Isospin and symmetry energy – From the laboratory to compact stars
GSI Helmholtz-Center for Heavy Ion Research Planck Str. 1, D-64921 Darmstadt, Germany
The equation of state of asymmetric nuclear matter is still controversial, as predictions at subsaturation as well as above-normal density diverge widely. Several experimental observables measured in heavyion collisions in the energy range 0.1-1.500 AGeV are discussed. Estimates of the density dependence of the symmetry energy are derived from comparison of experimental results with those of transport codes with different implementations of the potential part of the symmetry energy are presented.
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