Coherent coupled-reaction-channels analysis of existing and new p + Be-9 data between 1.7 and 15 MeV/nucleon

Keeley N., Pakou A., Soukeras V., Cappuzzello F., Acosta L., Agodi C., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.99, no.1, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.99.014615
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


New data for the elastic scattering of Be-9 from protons were obtained and analyzed together with data from the literature in a coherent coupled-reaction-channels approach. The new measurements were performed in inverse kinematics at 15, 22 and 51 MeV (1.67, 2.44, and 5.67 MeV/nucleon) by detecting the heavy ejectile in the MAGNEX spectrometer. This enabled an almost full angular distribution to be obtained, extending the results to forward angles where calculated values coincide and give the opportunity of proper normalization. Previous inconsistencies in absolute normalization between different data sets are removed. Standard collective model form factors fail to reproduce the inelastic scattering to the 2.43 MeV 5/2(-) state of Be-9, suggesting that a more sophisticated approach based on the cluster structure of Be-9 is required to describe this process.