Asymmetry of the parallel momentum distribution of (p,pN) reaction residues

Kazuyuki Ogata, Kazuki Yoshida, Kosho Minomo

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The parallel momentum distribution (PMD) of the residual nuclei of the O14(p,pn)O13 and O14(p,2p)N13 reactions at 100 and 200 MeV/nucleon in inverse kinematics is investigated with the framework of the distorted-wave impulse approximation. The PMD shows an asymmetric shape characterized by a steep falloff on the high momentum side and a long-ranged tail on the low momentum side. The former is found to be due to the phase volume effect reflecting the energy and momentum conservation, and the latter is to the momentum shift of the outgoing two nucleons inside an attractive potential caused by the residual nucleus. Dependence of these effects on the nucleon separation energy of the projectile and the incident energy is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034616
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 25 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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