Phase transitions and shock waves in nuclei


Journal Article

In the present paper we investigate the compatibility of shock waves and phase transitions in nuclear matter. We show, that a continuous phase transition, i.e. the coexistence of the two phases, is not compatible with the existence of a sharp shock front. In this case shock waves become hydrodynamically unstable which may lead to a suppression of shock phenomena in certain energy windows in high energy heavy ion collisions. © 1979.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hofmann, J; Müller, B; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • March 26, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 195 - 198

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0370-2693(79)90734-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus