Liquid-gas phase transition in nuclear matter from realistic many-body approaches

A. Rios, A. Polls, A. Ramos, H. Müther
2008 Physical Review C  
The existence of a liquid-gas phase transition for hot nuclear systems at subsaturation densities is a well established prediction of finite temperature nuclear many-body theory. In this paper, we discuss for the first time the properties of such phase transition for homogeneous nuclear matter within the Self-Consistent Green's Functions approach. We find a substantial decrease of the critical temperature with respect to the Brueckner-Hartree-Fock approximation. Even within the same
more » ... n, the use of two different realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions gives rise to large differences in the properties of the critical point.
doi:10.1103/physrevc.78.044314 fatcat:csrhdgyajnftzms2egnfiv7vxy