We discuss how to extract an electric dipole (E1) breakup cross section σ(E1) from one-neutron removal cross sections measured at 250 MeV/nucleon by using 12C and 208Pb targets, σC -1n and σPb-1n, respectively. It is shown that, within about 5% error, σ(E1) can be obtained by subtracting ΓσC-1n from σPb -1n, as assumed in preceding studies. However, for the reaction of weakly bound projectiles, the scaling factor Γ is found to be about twice as large as that usually adopted. As a result, we obtain a 13-20% smaller σ(E1) of 31Ne at 250 MeV/nucleon than extracted in a previous analysis of experimental data. By compiling the values of Γ obtained for several projectiles, Γ = (2.30 ± 0.41) exp(-Sn) + (2.43 ± 0.21) is obtained, where Sn is the neutron separation energy. The target mass-number dependence of the nuclear parts of the one-neutron removal cross section and the elastic breakup cross section is also investigated.
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