Kinetic Description of Heavy Ion Collisions with Non-Equilibrium Mean Fields

  • C. Fuchs
  • L. Sehn
  • H. H. Wolter
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 335)


The investigation of heavy ion collisions at energies of about 1 to 2 GeV/A bom- barding energy is largely motivated by the search for the equation of state of nuclear matter, i.e. for the properties of equilibrated nuclear matter at densities away from saturation at non-zero temperatures. In a heavy ion collision the equation of state enters via the mean field in the participant zone of the colliding nuclei. However, through most of the reaction the phase space is far from equilibrium. Thus to determine the equation of state in a heavy ion collision involves the problem of describing realistically the many body system in non-equilibrium situations. Then the same theory can be used to determine the equilibrium equation of state for the ground state.


Green Function Nuclear Matter Collision Term Realistic Force Phase Space Distribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Fuchs
    • 1
  • L. Sehn
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. H. Wolter
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.University of NantesFrance

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