The quantal fluctuations in energy loss, scattering angle, and angular momentum transfer in heavy-ion collisions due to the excitation of surface modes is studied in a classical model by utilizing a distribution of shapes, representing the zero-point fluctuations as initial conditions. For grazing impact parameters this leads to a clear separation between deep-inelastic and quasielastic events.
- Received 17 May 1978
- Published in the issue dated 31 July 1978
© 1978 The American Physical Society