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The scope of this work is to develop a technological platform specialized in assessing retinal vessel caliber and describing the relationship of the results obtained to cardiovascular risk. Population studies conducted have found retinal vessel caliber to be related to the risk of hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, metabolic syndrome, stroke, and(More)
Isotopic distributions for light particles and intermediate mass fragments have been measured for isotone, and isobar yield ratios are utilized to estimate the isotopic composition of the gas phase at freeze-out. Analyses within the equilibrium limit imply that the gas phase is enriched in neutrons relative to the liquid phase represented by bound nuclei.(More)
A three parameter scaling relationship between isotopic distributions for elements with Z< or =8 has been observed. This allows a simple description of the dependence of such distributions on the overall isospin of the system. This scaling law (termed isoscaling) applies for a variety of reaction mechanisms that are dominated by phase space, including(More)
This article describes the crystal selection and quality control utilized to develop and calibrate a high resolution array of CsI(Tl) scintillator crystals for the detection of energetic charged particles. Alpha sources are used to test the light output variation due to thallium doping gradients. Selection of crystals with better than 1% non-uniformity in(More)
Breakup temperatures in central collisions of 197 Au + 197 Au at bombarding energies E/A = 50 to 200 MeV were determined with two methods. Isotope temperatures, deduced from double ratios of hydrogen, helium, and lithium isotopic yields, increase monotonically with bombarding energy from 5 MeV to 12 MeV, in qualitative agreement with a scenario of chemical(More)
Collisions of 112 Sn and 124 Sn nuclei, which differ in their isospin asymmetry, provide information about the rate of isospin diffusion and equilibration. Although several different probes can provide accurate diffusion measurements, the ratios of the mirror nuclei may be the simplest and most promising one. Ratios of the mass seven mirror nuclei yields(More)
124 Sn+ 124 Sn collisions at E/A = 50 MeV and compared with predictions of stochastic mean field calculations. These calculations predict a sensitivity of the isotopic distributions to the density dependence of the asymmetry term of the nuclear equation of state. However, the secondary decay of the excited fragments modifies significantly the primary(More)
Using symmetric 112Sn+112Sn, 124Sn+124Sn collisions as references, we probe isospin diffusion in peripheral asymmetric 112Sn+124Sn, 124Sn+112Sn systems at an incident energy of E/A=50 MeV. Isoscaling analyses imply that the quasiprojectile and quasitarget in these collisions do not achieve isospin equilibrium, permitting an assessment of isospin transport(More)
A new high resolution, charged particle detector array, LASSA, has been developed. LASSA consists of nine individual telescopes that each utilizes a Si–Si–CsI(Tl) stack to provide isotopic identification of fragments ð1pZp8Þ with good angular resolution over a wide dynamic range in energy. The energy range covered is E=A ¼ 2:4–140 MeV for protons and E=A ¼(More)