Statistical Multifragmentation Model within the Extended Morphological Thermodynamics Approach
Keywords:morphological thermodynamics, induced surface and curvature tensions, equation of state, nuclear liquid-gas phase transition, statistical multifragmentation
On the basis of the morphological thermodynamics, we develop an exactly solvable version of the statistical multifragmentation model for the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition. It is shown that the hard-core repulsion between spherical nuclei generates only the bulk (volume), surface, and curvature parts of the free energy of the nucleus, while the Gaussian curvature one does not appear in the derivation. The phase diagram of the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition is studied for a truncated version of the developed model.
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