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Physics Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 619360, 10 pages
Research Article

How Much Asymmetry of Colliding Pair Affects Nuclear Dynamics at Balance Point?

Department of Physics, GSSDGS Khalsa College, Patiala 147001, India

Received 5 May 2014; Accepted 21 July 2014; Published 20 August 2014

Academic Editor: Rajeev K. Puri

Copyright © 2014 Supriya Goyal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Using the quantum molecular dynamics model, we study the nuclear dynamics at the balance energy of mass asymmetric colliding nuclei by keeping the total mass of the system fixed and by varying the mass asymmetry (, where and are the masses of the target and projectile, resp.) of the reaction. In particular, we study the various quantities like average and maximum density and temperature, collision rate, participant-spectator matter, anisotropic ratio, relative momentum, and their mass asymmetry and mass dependence. Our results indicate sizeable effect of mass asymmetry on these quantities.