EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 66, 2014INPC 2013 – International Nuclear Physics Conference
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||20 March 2014|
Symmetry Energy Dependence of Light Fragment Production in Heavy Ion Collisions
1 Fac.of Physics, University of Munich, D-85748 Garching, Germany
2 Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 01063, USA
3 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, I-95123, Catania, Italy
4 LPC Caen, Univ. de Caen, F-14050 Caen, France
5 GANIL, F-14076 Cedex, France
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Published online: 20 March 2014
We study the pre-equilibrium light cluster emission in low to intermediate energy heavy ion collisions in transport simulations as a means to obtain information about the density and momentum dependence of the nuclear symmetry potential, i.e. about the asy-stiffness and the neutron-proton effective mass splitting of the symmetry energy. We find that the study of n/p and t/3He ratios as a function of the energy of the emitted particles may allow to disentangle these two behaviors The t/3He ratios appear to carry similar information as the n/p ratios, making this a promising option for experimental investigations. More n-rich systems enhance the sensitivity to the symmetry energy, while double ratios between n-rich and n-poor systems tend to reduce it. A preliminary comparison to experimental data for the 136,124Xe +124,112Sn systems is also shown.
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