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    Specific heat at constant volume in the thermodynamic model

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    A thermodynamic model for multifragmentation which is frequently used appears to give very different values for specific heat at constant volume depending upon whether canonical or grand canonical ensemble is used. The cause for this discrepancy is analysed.Comment: Revtex, 7 pages including 4 figure

    Extending the canonical thermodynamic model: inclusion of hypernuclei

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    The canonical thermodynamic model has been used frequently to describe the disassembly of hot nuclear matter consisting of neutrons and protons. Such matter is formed in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions. Here we extend the method to include, in addition to neutrons and protons, lambda particles. This allows us to include productions of hypernuclei in intermediate energy heavy ion collisions. We can easily predict average mass number of hypernuclei produced and values of relative cross-sections of different hypernuclei. Computation of absolute cross-section was not attempted at this stage and will require much more detailed work.Comment: 14 pages, 5 figure

    Radial flow has little effect on clusterization at intermediate energies in the framework of the Lattice Gas Model

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    The Lattice Gas Model was extended to incorporate the effect of radial flow. Contrary to popular belief, radial flow has little effect on the clusterization process in intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions except adding an ordered motion to the particles in the fragmentation source. We compared the results from the lattice gas model with and without radial flow to experimental data. We found that charge yields from central collisions are not significantly affected by inclusion of any reasonable radial flow.Comment: 8 pages, 2 figures, submitted to PRC; Minor update and resubmitted to PR
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