Matter, momentum and energy flow in heavy-ion collisions

  • M. Prakash
  • S. Shlomo
  • B. S. Nilsson
  • J. P. Bondorf
  • F. E. Serr
I. Time Dependent Hartree-Fock
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 171)


We study the flow of matter, momentum and energy in low energy heavy-ion collisions. This is done by using the Wigner phase space distribution function to calculate quantum mechanical analogs of the classical distributions of the observables. We apply the Wigner transformation to time dependent Hartree-Fock calculations of 16O + 16O and 40Ca + 40Ca reactions. Both static and dynamic features of the distribution functions are demonstrated.


Harmonic Oscillator 40Ca Reaction Harmonic Oscillator Model Wigner Distribution Function Single Particle Wave Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Prakash
    • 1
  • S. Shlomo
    • 2
  • B. S. Nilsson
    • 3
  • J. P. Bondorf
    • 3
  • F. E. Serr
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Cyclotron Institute Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.The Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen ØDenmark
  4. 4.Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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