Description: Experimental charged particle inclusive and exclusive parameters for several nuclear systems are compared with microscopic model predictions based on the Vlasov-Uehling-Uhlenbeck equation, for various density-dependent nuclear equations of state (EOS). Inclusive variables and multiplicity distributions are in good agreement, and are not sensitive to the EOS. Rapidity spectra show evidence of being useful in determining whether the model uses the correct sections for binary collisions in the nuclear medium, and whether momentum dependent interactions are correctly incorporated. Sideward flow parameters do not favor the same nuclear incompressibility at all multiplicities, and there are indications that the present model may provide only an upper limit on the true stiffness of the EOS. Findings relating to impact parameter averaging and the mass and energy dependence of transverse flow are also presented. 24 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.
Date: January 1, 1987
Creator: Keane, D.; Chu, S.Y.; Fung, S.Y.; Liu, Y.M.; Qiao, L.J.; VanDalen, G. et al.
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