Calorimetric and coalescence techniques have been employed to probe equilibration for hot nuclei produced in heavy-ion collisions of 35 to 55 MeV/nucleon projectiles with medium mass targets. Entrance channel mass asymmetries and energies were selected so that very hot composite nuclei of similar mass and excitation would remain after early stage preequilibrium particle emission. Intercomparison of the properties and deexcitation patterns for these different systems provides evidence for the production of hot nuclei with decay patterns relatively independent of the specific entrance channel.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics