Delta excitations in heavy nuclei induced by (3He,t) and (p,n) reactions

Phys. Rev. C 32, 1966 – Published 1 December 1985
H. Esbensen and T.-S. H. Lee


Delta excitations in heavy nuclei, induced by charge exchange reactions, are studied using the surface response model. The residual pion-exchange interaction and the self-energy of the delta in a nuclear medium is included in the random-phase-approximation response. The peak position observed in (3He,t) reactions can be explained by the self-energy of the delta extracted from pion-nucleus scattering, and the magnitude of the cross section is consistent with Glauber theory. The comparison to (p,n) data is reasonable; contributions from neutron decay of the delta, which are left out in the calculations, constitute a substantial experimental background.


© 1985 The American Physical Society

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H. Esbensen and T.-S. H. Lee

  • Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

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