Alpha-cluster structure in the ground state of 40Ca displayed in a (p,pa) knockout reaction
CITATION: Cowley, A. A. 2013. Alpha-cluster structure in the ground state of 40Ca displayed in a (p,pa) knockout reaction. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 436:012011, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/436/1/012011.
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The analyzing power is very sensitive to details of the reaction mechanism of (p, pα) knockout reactions in the incident energy range of approximately 100 MeV and higher. Whereas distorted wave impulse approximation calculations in the past proved to give an excellent reproduction of analyzing power angular distributions for quasifree (p, pα) reactions on light targets such as 6Li, 9Be and 12C, the situation for 40Ca was not as simple. It is now shown that the theory also offers good agreement with the experimental distribution of the heaviest target nucleus if care is taken to use proper distorted waves which treat α−36Ar properly as a system for which α–elastic scattering is anomalous. Thus it is shown that 40Ca reveals its ground state α–cluster structure in an unambiguous way similar to the light target nuclei.