The polarization of secondary protons from the (p, 2p) reaction induced by 1-GeV protons incident to a 4He nucleus was measured in a kinematically complete experiment. By using a two-arm magnetic spectrometer, two secondary protons from this reaction were recorded in coincidence at unequal scattering angles of Θ1 = 18°-24.21° and Θ2 = 53.22° over a broad range of the recoil-nucleus momentum K B between 0 and 150 MeV/c. It was found that the measured polarization of either secondary proton is less than that observed in free elastic proton-proton scattering. The magnitude of this difference is determined by the mean binding energy of s-shell protons rather than by the effective nuclear density. The polarizations measured in inclusive quasielastic and elastic scattering of 1-GeV protons on 4He nuclei are presented for scattering angles in the range Θ1 = 18° - 24.21°.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics