Probing effect of tensor interactions in 16O via (p,d) reaction

H. J. Ong, I. Tanihata, A. Tamii, T. Myo, K. Ogata, M. Fukuda, K. Hirota, K. Ikeda, D. Ishikawa, T. Kawabata, H. Matsubara, K. Matsuta, M. Mihara, T. Naito, D. Nishimura, Y. Ogawa, H. Okamura, A. Ozawa, D. Y. Pang, H. SakaguchiK. Sekiguchi, T. Suzuki, M. Taniguchi, M. Takashina, H. Toki, Y. Yasuda, M. Yosoi, J. Zenihiro

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We have measured the 16O(p,d) reaction using 198-, 295- and 392-MeV proton beams to search for a direct evidence on an effect of the tensor interactions in light nucleus. Differential cross sections of the one-neutron transfer reaction populating the ground states and several low-lying excited states in 15O were measured. Comparing the ratios of the cross sections for each excited state to the one for the ground state over a wide range of momentum transfer, we found a marked enhancement of the ratio for the positive-parity state(s). The observation is consistent with large components of high-momentum neutrons in the initial ground-state configurations due to the tensor interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • High momentum component
  • O(p,d)
  • Tensor interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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