Quantal effects on spinodal instabilities in charge asymmetric nuclear matter

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

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A, vol.812, pp.44-57, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 812
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2008.08.007
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-57
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Quantal effects on growth of spinodal instabilities in charge asymmetric nuclear matter are investigated in the framework of a stochastic mean field approach. Due to quantal effects, in both symmetric and asymmetric matter, dominant unstable modes shift towards longer wavelengths and modes with wave numbers larger than the Fermi momentum are strongly suppressed. As a result of quantum statistical effects, in particular at lower temperatures, magnitude of density fluctuations grows larger than those calculated in semi-classical approximation. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.