Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 77 Issue 2 August 2011 pp 289-295
We studied the transverse ﬂow throughout the mass range from 20Ne+20Ne to 131Xe+131Xe as a function of the impact parameter. We found that at smaller impact parameters the ﬂow is negative while going through the impact parameter, transverse ﬂow vanishes at a particular colliding geometry named GVF. We found that the mass dependence of GVF is insensitive to the equation of state and momentum-dependent interactions whereas it is quite sensitive to the cross-section. So it can act as a useful tool to pin down the nucleon–nucleon cross-section.
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