Study of nuclear correlation effects via 12C (over(p, →), over(n, →)) 12N (g.s., 1+) at 296 MeV

T. Wakasa, M. Dozono, E. Ihara, S. Asaji, K. Fujita, K. Hatanaka, M. Ichimura, T. Ishida, T. Kaneda, H. Matsubara, Y. Nagasue, T. Noro, Y. Sakemi, Y. Shimizu, H. Takeda, Y. Tameshige, A. Tamii, Y. Yamada

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We report measurements of the cross section and a complete set of polarization observables for the Gamow-Teller 12C (over(p, →), over(n, →)) 12N (g.s., 1+) reaction at a bombarding energy of 296 MeV. The data are compared with distorted wave impulse approximation calculations employing transition form factors normalized to reproduce the observed beta-decay ft value. The cross section is significantly under-predicted by the calculations at momentum transfers q ≳ 0.5   fm-1. The discrepancy is partly resolved by considering the non-locality of the nuclear mean field. However, the calculations still under-predict the cross section at large momentum transfers of q ≃ 1.6   fm-1. We also performed calculations employing random phase approximation response functions and found that the observed enhancement can be attributed in part to pionic correlations in nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 15-11-2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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