Fast two-nucleon removal: probing nuclear structure and interactions
- Jeff Tostevin, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall
The fast two-nucleon removal (knockout) reaction was initially likened to 'hitting two birds with one stone'. The reaction, a regularly-used production mechanism for exotic species at the NSCL, has observables with sensitivity to the states of the nucleons near the Fermi-surfaces of the projectile, and thus has spectroscopic value. The modelling of the direct reaction mechanism and its degree of sensitivity to nucleon structures - that induce two-nucleon spatial correlations - will be discussed. Results, recent and future tests of the reaction mechanism predictions, and the sensitivity of observables to ab-initio structure model input in removal reactions from carbon-12 will be reviewed.