Determination of the Equation of State of Asymmetric Nuclear Matter as part of the Semmetry Energy Project

Primary Investigators: Betty Tsang
Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE) Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Funding Amount: $1.2 M

The Symmetry Energy Project is an international collaboration, consisting of an interdisciplinary, experimental and theoretical team of scientists, to conduct a series of experiments at unique facilities based in the U.S. (the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University), Japan (the Radioactive Ion Beam Factory at RIKEN) and Germany (GSI, Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung, GmbH). Each facility enables the exploration of a different density range. Preliminary constraints have been obtained recently at the sub-saturation density region. The goal of Symmetry Energy Project is to determine the density dependence of the symmetry energy beyond the normal nuclear matter density and to improve the constraints obtained in the subnormal nuclear matter density regions.