We investigated charge-changing processes (total charge-changing cross sections and partial charge-changing cross sections) for light proton-rich nuclei (34–36Ar, 33Cl, 25–28Si) at around 300A MeV on carbon and solid-hydrogen targets. We estimated the nuclear proton point radii of 33Cl and 25,26,27Si from the observed total charge-changing cross sections by using Glauber-model calculations with a phenomenological correction factor. Furthermore, we estimated the proton skin thickness for 33Cl coupled with its previously observed matter radius. From investigations of the partial charge-changing cross sections, clear zigzag pattern was observed for all isotopes. The present studies suggest that the pattern may be common in the proton-rich side, and depends on the odd–even nature of the fragment charge.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics