Fluctuations Due to Zero-Point Motion of Surface Vibrations in Deep-Inelastic Rections

Phys. Rev. Lett. 41, 296 – Published 31 July 1978
H. Esbensen, A. Winther, R. A. Broglia, and C. H. Dasso


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.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.41.296

  • Received 17 May 1978
  • Published in the issue dated 31 July 1978

© 1978 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

H. Esbensen, A. Winther, and R. A. Broglia

  • The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

C. H. Dasso

  • Max Planck Institut für Kernforschung, Heidelberg, West Germany

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