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Physics  2003 

Probing the EOS of dense neutron-rich matter with high-energy radioactive beams

DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2004.01.109

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Nuclear reactions induced by high energy radioactive beams create a transient state of nuclear matter with high density and appreciable neutron to proton asymmetry. This will provide a unique opportunity to explore novel properties of dense neutron-rich matter and the isospin-dependence of the nuclear equation of state (EOS). Here we study the $\pi^-/\pi^+$ ratio as a probe of the EOS of dense neutron-rich matter.

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