Clusters in Heavy-Ion Collision Dynamics

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Clusters are copiously formed in heavy-ion collisions. In typical cases of central collisions at several ten to several hundred MeV/nucleon, it has been known for a long time in experiments that about 80-90% of protons in the system are bound in light clusters and heavier fragments in the final state. This has been a challenging problem for transport theories which are normally based on single-nucleon motions. Even in molecular dynamics approaches, the clusters should be explicitly treated as quantum correlations. I will review how clusters are introduced in antisymmetrized molecular dynamics, and discuss the strong impacts of cluster correlations on reaction dynamics and observables.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Particle Correlations and Cluster Physics
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789813209350
ISBN (Print)9789813209343
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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