It is shown that a drastic reduction of the ratio of the rates of the reactions (,nn) and (,np) for stopped pions is obtained once the effect of the short range two-nucleon components of the axial charge operator for the nuclear system is taken into account. In a calculation using simple wave functions but employing realistic models for the nucleon-nucleon interaction in the construction of these components of the axial charge operator, the predicted ratios can be brought to within 10–20 % of the empirical value.
- Received 4 May 1994
- Published in the issue dated December 1994
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