Evidence of enhanced three α radius in α + 12C inelastic scattering
Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Kansai University, 3-3-35 Yamatecho, Suita, Japan
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Published online: 22 November 2017
The microscopic coupled-channels calculations (MCC), which is based on precise internal wave functions and a realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction, is performed for the α + 12C inelastic scattering in the energy range of Eα = 80 to 400 MeV. The MCC calculations nicely reproduce the observed differential cross sections for the elastic and inelastic scattering, which goes to the , , states. The partial wave analysis for the differential cross sections has also performed. From the partial wave analysis, the nuclear radius of three α rotational state in 12C with a life time of 10-21 second, which has been expected to have much more extended radius than the ground 12C nucleus, is speculated. Present analysis predicts about 1.0 fm enhancement in the matter radius of the three α rotational state in comparison to the normal radius of the ground state, which is known to be proportional to the mass number to the one third. The spatial extension of the three α rotational state is comparable to the extended radius observed in the neutron halo phenomena. Constraint on the recent ab-initio calculation for the 3α states in 12C is also discussed.
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