The 6Li(p, pd)4He reaction was investigated at 670 MeV by a coincidence experiment with a large-angle scattering geometry. The energy sharing and angular correlation of the reaction products were measured and the momentum distribution of the recoil nucleus was determined for transitions leading to residual nuclei in the ground and excited states. Results were analysed in terms of a simplified distorted-wave impulse approximation using cluster-model and three-body wave functions. The observed momentum distribution of the p-n pair in the p-shell of 6Li is in agreement with three-body calculations, while the spectroscopic factor is larger than predicted by theory. Transitions to breakup states of the α-particle also have the characteristics of quasi-free scattering on deuteron clusters.
- Nuclear reaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics