23-27 January 2017
Bormio, Italy
Europe/Berlin timezone

Nuclear phase transition and thermodynamic instabilities in dense nuclear matter

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Bormio, Italy

Bormio, Italy



Andrea Lavagno (Politecnico di Torino)


We study the presence of thermodynamic instabilities in a nuclear medium at finite temperature and density where nuclear phase transitions can take place. Similarly to the low density nuclear liquid-gas phase transition, we show that such a phase transition is characterized by pure hadronic matter with both mechanical instability (fluctuations on the baryon density) that by chemical-diffusive instability (fluctuations on the strangeness concentration). The analysis is performed by requiring the global conservation of baryon number and zero net strangeness in the framework of an effective relativistic mean field theory with the inclusion of the $\Delta$(1232)-isobars, hyperons and the lightest pseudoscalar and vector meson degrees of freedom. It turns out that in this situation hadronic phases with different values of strangeness content may coexist, altering significantly baryon-antibaryon ratios.

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Andrea Lavagno (Politecnico di Torino)

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