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  2. Properties of the nuclear equation of state (EoS) can be probed by measuring the dynamical properties of nucleus-nucleus collisions. In this study, we present the directed flow (v1), elliptic flow (v2) and stopping (VarXZ) measured in fixed target Sn+ Sn collisions at 270AMeV with the S'll'RlT Time Projection Chamber. We perform Bayesian analyses in which EoS parameters are var­ied simultaneously within the Improved Quantum Molecular Dynamics-Skyrme (ImQMD-Sky) transport code to obtain a multivariate correlated constraint. The varied parameters include symmetry energy, S0, and slope of the symme­try energy, L, at saturation density, isoscalar effective mass, m;/mN, isovector effective mass, m􀀒/mN and the in-medium cross-section enhancement factor rJ. We find that the flow and VarXZ observables are sensitive to the splitting of proton and neutron effective masses and the in-medium cross-section. Compar­isons of ImQMD-Sky predictions to the S'll' RJT data suggest a narrow range of preferred values for m;/mN, m􀀕/mN and 1/· 
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  3. The boundaries of the Chart of Nuclides contain exotic isotopes that possess extreme proton-toneutron asymmetries. Here we report on two of the most exotic proton-rich isotopes where at least one half of their constitute nucleons are unbound. While the ground state of 8C is a resonance, its first excited state lies in the diffuse borderland between nuclear states and fleeting scattering features. Evidence for 9N, with seven protons and two neutrons, is also presented. This extremely proton-rich system represents the first-known example of a ground-state five-proton emitter. The energies of these states are consistent with theoretical predictions of an open-quantum-system approach. 
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