• Chaos in intrinsic motion of nuclei and its role in dissipative collective dynamics

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      One-body dissipation; nuclear friction; chaos

    • Abstract


      We shall discuss the role of chaotic intrinsic motion in dissipative dynamics of the collective coordinates for nuclear systems. Using the formalism of linear response theory, it will be shown that the dissipation in adiabatic collective motion depends on the degree of chaos in the intrinsic dynamics of a system. This gives rise to a shape dependent dissipation rate for collective coordinates when the intrinsic motion is described by the independent particle model in a nucleus. The shape dependent chaos parameter measuring the degree of chaos in the intrinsic dynamics of the nuclear system will be obtained using the interpolating Brody distribution of nearest neighbour spacings in the single particle energy spectrum. A similar shape dependence is also found to be essential for phenomenological dissipation rates used in fission dynamics calculations.

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      Santanu Pal1

      1. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Calcutta - 700 064, India
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