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Title: Diffraction dissociation contributions to two-nucleon knockout reactions and the suppression of shell-model strength

Abstract

The contributions to the cross sections of intermediate energy two-nucleon knockout reactions from events in which one nucleon is removed by the stripping (inelastic breakup) mechanism and a second by the diffraction (elastic breakup) mechanism are discussed. The small additional contributions from two-nucleon diffraction events are also estimated. The approach used combines the eikonal reaction and shell model structure theory frameworks. For reactions involving the removal of two well-bound like nucleons, at incident energies of order 100 MeV per nucleon, the additional cross sections are shown to be of approximately the same size as those from events in which both nucleons are stripped in inelastic interactions. These more complete dynamical calculations now permit a quantitative comparison of the theoretical cross sections with recent partial cross-section measurements of the two-neutron (two-proton) removal reactions from neutron-deficient (neutron-rich) nuclei. As has been observed in both nuclear- and electron-induced single-nucleon knockout reaction analyses, the theoretical two-nucleon knockout cross sections overestimate the measured values, requiring a suppression of the two nucleon shell-model transition strengths. The deduced two-nucleon suppression factors, R{sub s}(2N), are consistent with a value of 0.5 for each of the five reactions considered.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH (United Kingdom) and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)
  2. (United States) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20864209
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics; Journal Volume: 74; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.74.064604; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CROSS SECTIONS; DIFFRACTION MODELS; EIKONAL APPROXIMATION; ELECTRONS; KNOCK-OUT REACTIONS; MEV RANGE; NEUTRON-RICH ISOTOPES; NEUTRONS; PROTONS; SHELL MODELS; STRIPPING

Citation Formats

Tostevin, J. A., Brown, B. A., and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. Diffraction dissociation contributions to two-nucleon knockout reactions and the suppression of shell-model strength. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.74.064604.
Tostevin, J. A., Brown, B. A., & National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. Diffraction dissociation contributions to two-nucleon knockout reactions and the suppression of shell-model strength. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.74.064604.
Tostevin, J. A., Brown, B. A., and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. Fri . "Diffraction dissociation contributions to two-nucleon knockout reactions and the suppression of shell-model strength". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.74.064604.
@article{osti_20864209,
title = {Diffraction dissociation contributions to two-nucleon knockout reactions and the suppression of shell-model strength},
author = {Tostevin, J. A. and Brown, B. A. and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824},
abstractNote = {The contributions to the cross sections of intermediate energy two-nucleon knockout reactions from events in which one nucleon is removed by the stripping (inelastic breakup) mechanism and a second by the diffraction (elastic breakup) mechanism are discussed. The small additional contributions from two-nucleon diffraction events are also estimated. The approach used combines the eikonal reaction and shell model structure theory frameworks. For reactions involving the removal of two well-bound like nucleons, at incident energies of order 100 MeV per nucleon, the additional cross sections are shown to be of approximately the same size as those from events in which both nucleons are stripped in inelastic interactions. These more complete dynamical calculations now permit a quantitative comparison of the theoretical cross sections with recent partial cross-section measurements of the two-neutron (two-proton) removal reactions from neutron-deficient (neutron-rich) nuclei. As has been observed in both nuclear- and electron-induced single-nucleon knockout reaction analyses, the theoretical two-nucleon knockout cross sections overestimate the measured values, requiring a suppression of the two nucleon shell-model transition strengths. The deduced two-nucleon suppression factors, R{sub s}(2N), are consistent with a value of 0.5 for each of the five reactions considered.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVC.74.064604},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 74,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}