The new detector CHIMERA, in its final 4pi configuration, has been installed at Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) in Catania in January 2003. Beams of different energies ranging from protons to An ions were delivered by the, Tandem and the Super Conducting Cyclotron for nuclear reaction studies, in agreement with the approval of the Scientific Advisory Committee of LNS. Recent experimental results confirm very low energy thresholds of the trigger (below 0.5 MeV/nucleon), ensured within a wide dynamical range. Good characteristics of identification of light charged particles and heavy fragments have been obtained by using three detection techniques: DeltaE-E, DeltaE-time of flight, and the Pulse-Shape discrimination method. We present results of recent analysis concerning the production of intermediate mass fragments (IMF) in semi-peripheral collisions. Our results combined with theoretical Boltzmann-Nordheim-Vlasov simulations clearly demonstrate the presence of very fast processes of IMF production in the overlapping region of the target and projectile nuclei during re-separation, i.e. in the time scale comparable with the collision time. Evidence for slower, sequential-like production of IMF's is also shown.
|Titolo:||Fragmentation studies with the CHIMERA detector at LNS in Catania: recent progress|
|Parole Chiave:||HEAVY-ION COLLISIONS; GAS PHASE-TRANSITION; PHYSICS; IDENTIFICATION; FISSION; NUCLEI; MASS|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2004.01.093|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|