Momentum distributions of 14C and 15C fragments from 16C breakup

T. Yamaguchi, T. Zheng, A. Ozawa, M. Chiba, R. Kanungo, T. Kato, K. Morimoto, T. Ohnishi, T. Suda, Y. Yamaguchi, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida, I. Tanihata

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The longitudinal momentum distributions of 14C and 15C fragments from 16C breakup have been measured at 83 A MeV by means of recently-developed direct time-of-flight technique. The distributions are characterized by FWHM of 142±14 MeV/c and 90±9 MeV/c for 14C and 15C, respectively. A Glauber-type analysis performed for the 15C distribution gives the relative s-wave spectroscopic factor to be around 30%, which is smaller than that for the halo nucleus 15C where the s-wave is dominant. The two-neutron removal cross section is found to be larger than the one-neutron cross section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 25
Externally publishedYes


  • Measured carbon fragments longitudinal momentum distributions, neutron removal σ. C deduced spectroscopic factor. Few-body Glauber model analysis
  • Nuclear reactions C(C, CX), (C, CX), E=83 MeV/nucleon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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