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Published March 18, 1985 | public
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Mean-Field Calculations of Fluctuations in Nuclear Collisions


We apply the new variational principle of Balian and Veneroni to calculate the fluctuations in final-fragment mass, charge, and kinetic energy for the systems 16O + 16O (Elab-160 MeV) and 40Ca + 40Ca (Elab=278 MeV). The calculated fluctuations are larger than conventional time-dependent Hartree-Fock results and, in the latter case, are consistent with the experimental fragment mass distribution.

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©1985 The American Physical Society Received 7 November 1984 One of us (J.B.M.) would like to thank Oak Ridge National Laboratory for its hospitality during his stay. We are grateful for discussions with R. Balian, P. Bonche, M. Beckerman, H. Flocard, and M. Veneroni. This work was jointly sponsored by the Division of Nuclear Physics, U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC05-840R21400 with Marttin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., and by the National Science Foundation through Grants No. PHY82-17332 and No. PHY82-15500.


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