Statistical signatures of critical behavior in small systems

J. B. Elliott, S. Albergo, F. Bieser, F. P. Brady, Z. Caccia, D. A. Cebra, A. D. Chacon, J. L. Chance, Y. Choi, S. Costa, M. L. Gilkes, J. A. Hauger, A. S. Hirsch, E. L. Hjort, A. Insolia, M. Justice, D. Keane, J. C. Kintner, V. Lindenstruth, M. A. LisaH. S. Matis, M. McMahan, C. McParland, W. F.J. Müller, D. L. Olson, M. D. Partlan, N. T. Porile, R. Potenza, G. Rai, J. Rasmussen, H. G. Ritter, J. Romanski, J. L. Romero, G. V. Russo, H. Sann, R. P. Scharenberg, A. Scott, Y. Shao, B. K. Srivastava, T. J.M. Symons, M. Tincknell, C. Tuvé, S. Wang, P. G. Warren, H. H. Wieman, T. Wienold, K. Wolf

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Abstract

The cluster distributions of three different systems are examined to search for signatures of a continuous phase transition. In a system known to possess such a phase transition, both sensitive and insensitive signatures are present; while in systems known not to possess such a phase transition, only insensitive signatures are present. It is shown that nuclear multifragmentation results in cluster distributions belonging to the former category, suggesting that the fragments are the result of a continuous phase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064603
Pages (from-to)646031-6460333
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Elliott, J. B., Albergo, S., Bieser, F., Brady, F. P., Caccia, Z., Cebra, D. A., Chacon, A. D., Chance, J. L., Choi, Y., Costa, S., Gilkes, M. L., Hauger, J. A., Hirsch, A. S., Hjort, E. L., Insolia, A., Justice, M., Keane, D., Kintner, J. C., Lindenstruth, V., ... Wolf, K. (2000). Statistical signatures of critical behavior in small systems. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 62(6), 646031-6460333. [064603]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.62.064603