Reaction dynamic dependences of (O16, N15) small angle cross sections

J. V. Maher, J. C. Peng, D. A. Sink, C. M. Cheng, H. S. Song, T. J. Lewis

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Angular distributions have been measured for angles θlabâ4°for (O16, N15) transitions on 2s-1d and 1f-2p shell targets at bombarding energies 36≤Elab≤53 MeV. More than one transition has been studied for each l value from 1 through 4 and the transition Q values vary from nearly optimum to severely unfavored. A full-finite-range distorted-wave Born approximation analysis is successful in reproducing angular distribution shapes for transitions with bombarding energies well above the entrance channel Coulomb barrier, but such an analysis fails badly to fit angular distributions for lower bombarding energies, especially for unfavored Q value transitions. There is some variation of the extracted absolute spectroscopic factors with bombarding energy, but in general the spectroscopic factors are in good agreement with (He3,d) results if the distorted-wave Born approximation predictions are normalized to the experimental cross sections at the grazing angle. The relative cross section contributions to the full distorted-wave Born approximation calculation from different m substates are strongly dependent on Q value and on small changes in optical potential parameters; the failures in the distorted-wave Born approximation analysis may arise from a miscalculation of the nuclear alignment. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Mg26, Al27, Ti48,50, Fe56, Ni62(O16, N)15; measured σ(E,θ); DWBA analysis; enriched targets; 36 MeV≤E≤53 MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2174-2184
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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