Antisymmetrized molecular dynamics with quantum branching processes for collisions of heavy nuclei

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Abstract

Antisymmetrized molecular dynamics (AMD) with quantum branching processes is reformulated so that it can be applicable to the collisions of heavy nuclei such as [Formula Presented] multifragmentation reactions. The quantum branching process due to the wave packet diffusion effect is treated as a random term in a Langevin-type equation of motion, whose numerical treatment is much easier than the method of the previous papers. Furthermore, a new approximation formula, called the triple-loop approximation, is introduced in order to evaluate the Hamiltonian in the equation of motion with much less computation time than the exact calculation. A calculation is performed for the [Formula Presented] central collisions at 150 MeV/nucleon. The result shows that AMD almost reproduces the copious fragment formation in this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-864
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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