Delta-electron emission in deep-inelastic heavy-ion collisions


Journal Article

This paper reports calculations of the influence of a reaction time T>10-21 s in deep-inelastic Xe-Pb collisions on the energy spectrum of electrons ejected in the same collision. It is shown that the lifetime of the superheavy composite system causes pronounced oscillations of width =hT in the electron distribution, which survive the inclusion of multistep excitations and the folding with a lifetime distribution function. This effect may serve as an atomic clock for deep-inelastic collisions. © 1979 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soff, G; Reinhardt, J; Mller, B; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 27

Start / End Page

  • 1981 - 1984

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.1981

Citation Source

  • Scopus