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Title: The ratio method: A new tool to study one-neutron halo nuclei

Abstract

Recently a new observable to study halo nuclei was introduced, based on the ratio between breakup and elastic angular cross sections. This new observable is shown by the analysis of specific reactions to be independent of the reaction mechanism and to provide nuclear-structure information of the projectile. Here we explore the details of this ratio method, including the sensitivity to binding energy and angular momentum of the projectile. We also study the reliability of the method with breakup energy. Lastly, we provide guidelines and specific examples for experimentalists who wish to apply this method.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels (Belgium)
  2. Univ. of Surrey, Guildford (United Kingdom); Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
  3. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1332503
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG52-08NA28552; SC0004087; ST/F012012; PHY-0800026
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; halo nuclei; angular distribution; elastic scattering; breakup

Citation Formats

Capel, Pierre, Johnson, R. C., and Nunes, F. M. The ratio method: A new tool to study one-neutron halo nuclei. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044602.
Capel, Pierre, Johnson, R. C., & Nunes, F. M. The ratio method: A new tool to study one-neutron halo nuclei. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044602.
Capel, Pierre, Johnson, R. C., and Nunes, F. M. Wed . "The ratio method: A new tool to study one-neutron halo nuclei". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044602. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332503.
@article{osti_1332503,
title = {The ratio method: A new tool to study one-neutron halo nuclei},
author = {Capel, Pierre and Johnson, R. C. and Nunes, F. M.},
abstractNote = {Recently a new observable to study halo nuclei was introduced, based on the ratio between breakup and elastic angular cross sections. This new observable is shown by the analysis of specific reactions to be independent of the reaction mechanism and to provide nuclear-structure information of the projectile. Here we explore the details of this ratio method, including the sensitivity to binding energy and angular momentum of the projectile. We also study the reliability of the method with breakup energy. Lastly, we provide guidelines and specific examples for experimentalists who wish to apply this method.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044602},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 4,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {10}
}

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