Neutron-proton asymmetry dependence of spectroscopic factors in Ar isotopes

Jenny Lee, M. B. Tsang, D. Bazin, D. Coupland, V. Henzl, D. Henzlova, M. Kilburn, W. G. Lynch, A. M. Rogers, A. Sanetullaev, A. Signoracci, Z. Y. Sun, M. Youngs, K. Y. Chae, R. J. Charity, H. K. Cheung, M. Famiano, S. Hudan, P. O'Malley, W. A. PetersK. Schmitt, D. Shapira, L. G. Sobotka

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Spectroscopic factors have been extracted for proton-rich Ar34 and neutron-rich Ar46 using the (p, d) neutron transfer reaction. The experimental results show little reduction of the ground state neutron spectroscopic factor of the proton-rich nucleus Ar34 compared to that of Ar46. The results suggest that correlations, which generally reduce such spectroscopic factors, do not depend strongly on the neutron-proton asymmetry of the nucleus in this isotopic region as was reported in knockout reactions. The present results are consistent with results from systematic studies of transfer reactions but inconsistent with the trends observed in knockout reaction measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112701
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 17 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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