Rescattering in knockout reactions as manifested in [Formula Presented] at an incident energy of 392 MeV

A. A. Cowley, G. J. Arendse, R. F. Visser, G. F. Steyn, S. V. Förtsch, J. J. Lawrie, J. V. Pilcher, T. Noro, T. Baba, K. Hatanaka, M. Kawabata, N. Matsuoka, Y. Mizuno, M. Nomachi, K. Takahisa, K. Tamura, Y. Yuasa, H. Sakaguchi, T. Itoh, H. TakedaY. Watanabe

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The reaction [Formula Presented] was investigated at an incident energy of 392 MeV. The energy and angular distributions are found to be consistent in shape as well as in absolute magnitude with the prediction of a reaction mechanism based on rescattering from a seminal knockout process. In this mechanism the struck nucleon behaves like an intranuclear projectile and initiates further rescatterings with the remainder of the target nucleus that is reminiscent of the interaction of a free projectile of similar kinetic energy. These results provide strong evidence for the validity of conclusions derived from earlier investigations at lower incident energies. The considerable uncertainty exhibited in previous work in the quantitative relationship between the yields of the initial knockout events and the secondary rescattering processes has been resolved in this study. Also, the participation of knockout from deeply bound shell-model orbitals has been clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3185-3190
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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