Two-neutron interferometry as a probe of the nuclear halo

Citation
Fm. Marques et al., Two-neutron interferometry as a probe of the nuclear halo, PHYS LETT B, 476(3-4), 2000, pp. 219-225
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS B
ISSN journal
0370-2693 → ACNP
Volume
476
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
219 - 225
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-2693(20000316)476:3-4<219:TIAAPO>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
The technique of intensity interferometry is proposed as a probe of the spa tial configuration of two-neutron haloes. After exploring the sensitivity o f interferometry to the n-n configuration, it is demonstrated that the appl ication of the standard method for constructing the correlation function is not valid for halo neutrons. A new iterative method is presented and appli ed to measurements of the dissociation of He-6, Li-11 and Be-14. The correl ation functions for these systems have thus been extracted for the first ti me and the corresponding root-mean-square n-n separations estimated. The re sults are in agreement with the predictions of available three-body models. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.