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Title: Exclusive measurements of quasi-free proton scattering reactions in inverse and complete kinematics

Quasi-free scattering reactions of the type (p, 2p)were measured for the first time exclusively in com-plete and inverse kinematics, using a 12C beam at an energy of ~400MeV/uas a benchmark. This new technique has been developed to study the single-particle structure of exotic nuclei in experiments with radioactive-ion beams. The outgoing pair of protons and the fragments were measured simultaneously, enabling an unambiguous identification of the reaction channels and a redundant measurement of the kinematic observables. Both valence and deeply-bound nucleon orbits are probed, including those leading to unbound states of the daughter nucleus. Exclusive (p, 2p)cross sections of 15.8(18)mb, 1.9(2)mb and 1.5(2)mb to the low-lying 0p-hole states overlapping with the ground state (3/2) and with the bound excited states of 11B at 2.125MeV (1/2) and 5.02MeV (3/2), respectively, were determined via γ-ray spectroscopy. Particle-unstable deep-hole states, corresponding to proton removal from the 0s-orbital, were studied via the invariant-mass technique. Cross sections and momentum distributions were extracted and compared to theoretical calculations employing the eikonal formalism. The obtained results are in a good agreement with this theory and with direct-kinematics experiments. Furthermore, the dependence of the proton–proton scattering kinematics on the internal momentum of the struck proton and on itsmore » separation energy was investigated for the first time in inverse kinematics employing a large-acceptance measurement.« less
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Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-08ER41533; FPA2009-07387
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 753; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
Texas A & M Univ., Commerce, TX (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; quasi-free scattering; inverse kinematics; single-particle states; spectroscopic factors
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OSTI ID: 1311498