Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The dynamics of the two partners produced in dissipative collisions has been experimentally studied for the system40Ar + Ag at 27 MeV per nucleon. Primary masses of the fragments can then be calculated; the excitation energy partition between the two fragments is derived from the number of particles evaporated by each fragment. We found that this division evolves from equipartition to a repartition close to thermal equilibrium in the excitation energy range 300-350 MeV or interaction times 5-10×l0-22 s. © 1991 Springer-Verlag.