Proton-proton and proton-neutron angular correlations as well as proton and deuteron inclusive spectra from pion absorption on C, Al, Cu, and Ta were measured at T=65 MeV. We compared the results with the prediction of the intranuclear cascade model, assuming that pion absorption proceeds only through two-nucleon absorption processes. The differential cross sections of the (+,p) and (+,pp) reactions were fairly well reproduced by the calculation in a wide angular range. Ratios R of the pion absorption cross section on a pn pair to that on a pp or nn pair, were in agreement between the inclusive and exclusive measurements for C and Al, but for Cu, the inclusive measurement gave a smaller R value. The internuclear cascade calculations for the (,pn) and (-,pp) reactions revealed the importance of the pion charge exchange process before absorption, even at T=65 MeV.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics