Spinodal instabilities in nuclear matter in a stochastic relativistic mean-field approach

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Ayik S., YILMAZ TÜZÜN Ö., Er N., Gokalp A., Ring P.

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.80, no.3, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.80.034613
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Spinodal instabilities and early growth of baryon density fluctuations in symmetric nuclear matter are investigated in the basis of the stochastic extension of the relativistic mean-field approach in the semiclassical approximation. Calculations are compared with the results of nonrelativistic calculations based on Skyrme-type effective interactions under similar conditions. A qualitative difference appears in the unstable response of the system: the system exhibits most unstable behavior at higher baryon densities around rho(b) = 0.4 rho(0) in the relativistic approach while most unstable behavior occurs at lower baryon densities around rho(b) = 0.2 rho(0) in the nonrelativistic calculations