A relativistic analysis of proton-induced knockout reactions from oxygen isotopes with direct and inverse kinematics.
Motimele, Kanting Evidence
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In this study a complete set of exclusive (~p; 2p) polarization transfer observables of closed-shell oxygen isotopes are calculated using both direct and inverse kinematics using the relativistic plane wave impulse approximation. The interaction matrix is written in terms of the SPVAT (scalar, pseudoscalar, vector axial vector, tensor) covariants where each amplitude is obtained directly from experimental phase shifts. A relativistic mean eld theory approximation is used to compute boundstate wave functions of the nucleons. We study the evolution of polarization transfer observables within oxygen isotopes and identify observables which may discriminate between these isotopes. The same kinematical conditions are considered for both direct and inverse kinematics: the incident energy is set at 504 MeV and coplanar angles are xed at (22:12 ;40:30 ). The results indicate that only three spin observables, namely, Ay, P and Dnn distinguish di erent oxygen isotopes at these kinematical conditions in the inverse kinematics.