Relativistic predictions of spin observables for exclusive proton knockout reactions

G. C. Hillhouse, J. Mano, S. M. Wyngaardt, B. I.S. van der Ventel, T. Noro, K. Hatanaka

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We demonstrate the ability of complete sets of exclusive [Formula Presented] polarization transfer observables to discriminate between different model ingredients of the relativistic distorted wave impulse approximation (DWIA). Spin observables are identified, which are sensitive to Dirac versus Schrödinger dynamical equations of motion, different distorting optical potentials, finite-range versus zero-range approximations to the DWIA, as well as medium-modified meson-nucleon coupling constants and meson masses. In particular, we consider the knockout of protons from the [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] states in [Formula Presented] at an incident laboratory kinetic energy of 202 MeV, and for coincident coplanar scattering angles (28.0°, -54.6°). The reaction kinematics are chosen so as to maximize the influence of distortion effects, while still maintaining the validity of the impulse approximation, and also avoiding complications associated with the inclusion of recoil corrections in the relativistic Dirac equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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