Charge-exchange reaction induced by 6He and nuclear densities

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Nuclear Physics A (Impact Factor: 2.5). 10/1998; DOI: 10.1016/S0375-9474(98)00470-9

ABSTRACT The charge-exchange reaction p(6He, 6Li)n is studied in reverse kinematics with a secondary 6He beam at 41.6 MeV/nucleon. The transition connecting the ground state of 6He to its isobaric analog state in 6Li has been measured and analyzed in the context of a microscopic calculation. The angular distribution is shown to be sensitive to the nuclear interaction potential and to the radii of the density distribution of 6He. It is shown that only a coherent microscopic analysis may disentangle the different contributions.