Accession Number:

AD0620779

Title:

THE (P, P ALPHA) AND (ALPHA, 2 ALPHA) REACTIONS AT MEDIUM ENERGY,

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF PURE PHYSICS

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Report Date:

1964-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A formalism is presented for p, p alpha and alpha, 2 alpha reactions for incident particles of medium energy. The alpha, 2 alpha reaction is very similar to the p, p alpha reaction. Both reactions are treated in terms of the momentum distribution of the centre-of-mass of the alpha-particle cluster and of the extent of alpha-particle clustering of nucleons inside the nucleus. The interactions between the incident particles and the alpha-particle cluster inside the nucleus are determined from free p-alpha and alpha-alpha scattering. The wave function of the alphaparticle cluster is constructed from single-particle harmonic-oscillator wave functions for the nucleons in the nucleus. As examples the C12p, p alpha and Be9alpha, 2 alpha reactions are studied by using this wave function. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE