Two-particle correlations in continuum dipole transitions in Borromean nuclei

K. Hagino, H. Sagawa

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We use a three-body model to discuss the role of dineutron correlation in the ground state and the dipole excitations of typical weakly-bound Borromean nuclei, 11Li and 6He. We first show that the wave function for the neutron pair in the ground state is strongly concentrated on the nuclear surface for both nuclei. We then show that the energy distributions for the two emitted neutrons from the dipole excitation, on the other hand, are considerably different between the two nuclei, even though they show similar strong dineutron correlations in the ground state to each other. Our calculation indicates that this different behaviour of the energy distribution primarily reflects the interaction between the neutron and the core nucleus, rather than the interaction between the valence neutrons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational EFES-IN2P3 Conference on "Many Body Correlations from Dilute to Dense Nuclear Systems", MBC 2011 - Paris, France
Duration: 2011 Feb 152011 Feb 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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