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Title: Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei

Abstract

This contribution discusses dynamical effects in proton breakup from a weakly bound state in an exotic nucleus on a heavy target. The Coulomb interactions between the proton and the core and the proton and the target are treated to all orders, including also the full multipole expansion of the Coulomb potential. The dynamics of proton Coulomb breakup is compared to that of an equivalent neutron of larger binding energy in order to elucidate the differences with the well understood neutron breakup mechanism. A number of experimentally measurable observables such as parallel momentum distributions, proton angular distributions and total breakup cross sections can be calculated. With respect to nuclear breakup it is found that a proton behaves exactly as a neutron of larger binding energy. The extra 'effective energy' is due to the combined core-target Coulomb barrier. In Coulomb breakup we distinguish the effect of the core-target Coulomb potential (called recoil effect), with respect to which the proton behaves again as a more bound neutron, from the direct proton-target Coulomb potential. The latter gives cross sections about an order of magnitude larger than the recoil term. The two effects give rise to complicated interferences in the parallel momentum distributions. They aremore » instead easily separable in the proton angular distributions which are therefore suggested as a very useful observable for future experimental studies.« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. INFN, Sez. di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa (Italy)
  2. (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075630
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1491; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on nuclear structure and dynamics 2012, Opatija (Croatia), 9-13 Jul 2012; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; BINDING ENERGY; BOUND STATE; BREAKUP REACTIONS; COULOMB FIELD; CROSS SECTIONS; ENERGY LEVELS; INTERFERENCE; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR CORES; POTENTIAL ENERGY; PROTONS; RECOILS

Citation Formats

Bonaccorso, Angela, Kumar, Ravinder, and INFN, Sez. di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa and Department of Physics, Deenbandhu Chhoturam University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, 131039. Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4764264.
Bonaccorso, Angela, Kumar, Ravinder, & INFN, Sez. di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa and Department of Physics, Deenbandhu Chhoturam University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, 131039. Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764264.
Bonaccorso, Angela, Kumar, Ravinder, and INFN, Sez. di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa and Department of Physics, Deenbandhu Chhoturam University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, 131039. Sat . "Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764264.
@article{osti_22075630,
title = {Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei},
author = {Bonaccorso, Angela and Kumar, Ravinder and INFN, Sez. di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa and Department of Physics, Deenbandhu Chhoturam University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana, 131039},
abstractNote = {This contribution discusses dynamical effects in proton breakup from a weakly bound state in an exotic nucleus on a heavy target. The Coulomb interactions between the proton and the core and the proton and the target are treated to all orders, including also the full multipole expansion of the Coulomb potential. The dynamics of proton Coulomb breakup is compared to that of an equivalent neutron of larger binding energy in order to elucidate the differences with the well understood neutron breakup mechanism. A number of experimentally measurable observables such as parallel momentum distributions, proton angular distributions and total breakup cross sections can be calculated. With respect to nuclear breakup it is found that a proton behaves exactly as a neutron of larger binding energy. The extra 'effective energy' is due to the combined core-target Coulomb barrier. In Coulomb breakup we distinguish the effect of the core-target Coulomb potential (called recoil effect), with respect to which the proton behaves again as a more bound neutron, from the direct proton-target Coulomb potential. The latter gives cross sections about an order of magnitude larger than the recoil term. The two effects give rise to complicated interferences in the parallel momentum distributions. They are instead easily separable in the proton angular distributions which are therefore suggested as a very useful observable for future experimental studies.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4764264},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1491,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}