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Probing short-range correlations in asymmetric nuclei with quasi-free pair knockout reactions

Sam Stevens (UGent) , Jan Ryckebusch (UGent) , Wim Cosyn (UGent) and Andreas Waets
(2018) PHYSICS LETTERS B. 777. p.374-380
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Short-range correlations (SRC) in asymmetric nuclei with an unusual neutron-to-proton ratio can be studied with quasi-free two-nucleon knockout processes following the collision between accelerated ions and a proton target. We derive an approximate factorized cross section for those SRC-driven p(A,p′N1N2) reactions. Our reaction model hinges on the factorization properties of SRC-driven A(e,e′N1N2) reactions for which strong indications are found in theory-experiment comparisons. In order to put our model to the test we compare its predictions with results of C12(p,p′pn) measurements conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and find a fair agreement. The model can also reproduce characteristic features of SRC-driven two-nucleon knockout reactions, like back-to-back emission of the correlated nucleons. We study the asymmetry dependence of nuclear SRC by providing predictions for the ratio of proton–proton to proton–neutron knockout cross sections for the carbon isotopes 9−15 C thereby covering neutron excess values (N−Z)/Z between −0.5 and +0.5.

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Stevens, Sam, Jan Ryckebusch, Wim Cosyn, and Andreas Waets. 2018. “Probing Short-range Correlations in Asymmetric Nuclei with Quasi-free Pair Knockout Reactions.” Physics Letters B 777: 374–380.
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Stevens, S., Ryckebusch, J., Cosyn, W., & Waets, A. (2018). Probing short-range correlations in asymmetric nuclei with quasi-free pair knockout reactions. PHYSICS LETTERS B, 777, 374–380.
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Stevens S, Ryckebusch J, Cosyn W, Waets A. Probing short-range correlations in asymmetric nuclei with quasi-free pair knockout reactions. PHYSICS LETTERS B. 2018;777:374–80.
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Stevens, Sam, Jan Ryckebusch, Wim Cosyn, et al. “Probing Short-range Correlations in Asymmetric Nuclei with Quasi-free Pair Knockout Reactions.” PHYSICS LETTERS B 777 (2018): 374–380. Print.
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  abstract     = {Short-range correlations (SRC) in asymmetric nuclei with an unusual neutron-to-proton ratio can be studied with quasi-free two-nucleon knockout processes following the collision between accelerated ions and a proton target. We derive an approximate factorized cross section for those SRC-driven p(A,p{\textquotesingle}N1N2) reactions. Our reaction model hinges on the factorization properties of SRC-driven A(e,e{\textquotesingle}N1N2) reactions for which strong indications are found in theory-experiment comparisons. In order to put our model to the test we compare its predictions with results of C12(p,p{\textquotesingle}pn) measurements conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and find a fair agreement. The model can also reproduce characteristic features of SRC-driven two-nucleon knockout reactions, like back-to-back emission of the correlated nucleons. We study the asymmetry dependence of nuclear SRC by providing predictions for the ratio of proton--proton to proton--neutron knockout cross sections for the carbon isotopes 9\ensuremath{-}15 C thereby covering neutron excess values (N\ensuremath{-}Z)/Z between \ensuremath{-}0.5 and +0.5.},
  author       = {Stevens, Sam and Ryckebusch, Jan and Cosyn, Wim and Waets, Andreas},
  issn         = {0370-2693},
  journal      = {PHYSICS LETTERS B},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {374--380},
  title        = {Probing short-range correlations in asymmetric nuclei with quasi-free pair knockout reactions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.12.045},
  volume       = {777},
  year         = {2018},
}

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