Three-body halo fragmentation: polarization effects
Institute of Physics and Astronomy,
Aarhus University - DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Accepted: 16 October 1996
Momentum distributions of particles from nuclear break-up of fast three-body halos are calculated for polarized beam and outgoing fragments. These momentum distributions are combined in observable quantities which emphasize the two-body correlations in the initial three-body structure as well as in the final two-body system. Applying the formalism to , we find a sensitive dependence on the p-wave content and on the position of the p-resonances in . Polarization experiments are then a new tool to study correlations in nuclear halos.
PACS: 25.60.+v – Reactions induced by unstable nuclei / 24.70.+s – Polarization phenomena in reactions / 21.45.+v – Few-body systems
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