EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 31, 2012IWM2011 – International workshop on Multifragmentation and Related Topics
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||05 July 2012|
Surface boiling – an “obvious” explanation for the observed limiting temperature of finite nuclei
University of Rochester, NY, USA
Limits of stability of nuclear systems are explored within the framework of a finite-range interacting Fermi gas model and microcanonical thermodynamics in Thomas-Fermi approximation. It is found that with increasing excitation energy, infinite systems become unstable against volume boiling, while finite systems become subject to surface boiling, providing a natural explanation for the observed saturationlike patterns, or limiting temperature, in caloric curves. Boiling patterns of iso-asymmetric matter are discussed.
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