Origins of intermediate velocity particle production in heavy ion reactions

@inproceedings{Gingras2002OriginsOI,
  title={Origins of intermediate velocity particle production in heavy ion reactions},
  author={Luc Gingras and Ariel Chernomoretz and Yves Larochelle and Zhiyong He and Luc Beaulieu and Gordon C. Ball and François Grenier and David Horn and Rustum Roy and M. Samri and Chantal St-Pierre and Daniel Th{\'e}riault and Simon Turbide},
  year={2002}
}
In this paper, we report for the first time clear distinctions between these prompt processes and an alternative phenomenon of delayed aligned asymmetric breakup that populates the intermediate-velocity zone by a deformation rupture of mainly the heavier of the colliding partners in mass asymmetric collisions. These distinctions were observed experimentally with intermediate-velocity particle correlation analysis of Ni+C and Ni+Au reac