Correspondence between isoscalar monopole strengths and α inelastic cross sections on 24Mg

Kazuyuki Ogata, Yohei Chiba, Yukinori Sakuragi

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The correspondence between the isoscalar monopole (IS0) transition strengths and α inelastic cross sections, the B(IS0)-(α,α') correspondence, is investigated for 24Mg(α,α') at 130 and 386 MeV. We adopt a microscopic coupled-channel reaction framework to link structural inputs, diagonal and transition densities, for 24Mg obtained with antisymmetrized molecular dynamics to the (α,α') cross sections. We aim at clarifying how the B(IS0)-(α,α') correspondence is affected by the nuclear distortion, the in-medium modification to the nucleon-nucleon effective interaction in the scattering process, and the coupled-channel effect. It is found that these effects are significant and the explanation of the B(IS0)-(α,α') correspondence in the plane wave limit with the long-wavelength approximation, which is often used, makes no sense. Nevertheless, the B(IS0)-(α,α') correspondence tends to remain because of a strong constraint on the transition densities between the ground state and the 0+ excited states. The correspondence is found to hold at 386 MeV with an error of about 20%-30%, while it is seriously compromised at 130 MeV, mainly by the strong nuclear distortion. It is also found that when a 0+ state that has a different structure from a simple α cluster state is considered, the B(IS0)-(α,α') correspondence becomes less valid. For a quantitative discussion on the α clustering in 0+ excited states of nuclei, a microscopic description of both the structure and reaction parts will be necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103D01
JournalProgress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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