The 16O(p, p′) reaction was studied with a 35 MeV polarized proton beam. The cross sections and analyzing powers for excited states in 16O up to and including the 2-, T = 1 state at 12.97 MeV were measured and compared with DWBA calculations. Both density-independent and densitydependent effective interactions were used in the calculations. Transition densities calculated using shell-model amplitudes and Woods-Saxon single-particle wave functions give poor accounts of the data. The use of macroscopic transition densities obtained from electron scattering data give a much better description of the data, especially when used in combination with the densitydependent interaction.
- Nuclear reactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics