Links between heavy ion and astrophysics

  title={Links between heavy ion and astrophysics},
  author={C. J. Horowitz},
  journal={The European Physical Journal A - Hadrons and Nuclei},
  • C. Horowitz
  • Published 13 February 2006
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal A - Hadrons and Nuclei
Abstract.Heavy-ion experiments provide important data to test astrophysical models. The high-density equation of state can be probed in HI collisions and applied to the hot protoneutron star formed in core collapse supernovae. The parity radius experiment (PREX) aims to accurately measure the neutron radius of 208Pb with parity-violating electron scattering. This determines the pressure of neutron-rich matter and the density dependence of the symmetry energy. Competition between nuclear… 

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