Probing proton transition momentum in neutron-rich matter

Yong, Gao-Chan (Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China)

01 December 2017

Abstract: Around the nuclear Fermi momentum, there is a transition of nucleon momentum distribution n(k) in nuclear matter, i.e., from a constant to the 1/k4 nucleon momentum distribution. While nowadays the transition momentum of minority in asymmetric matter is rarely studied and thus undetermined. In the framework of the IBUU transport model, proton transition momentum in nuclei is first studied. It is found that the transition momentum of proton is sensitive to the π−/π+ ratio as well as the energetic photon production in neutron-rich nuclear reaction. This result may push the study of how the proton momentum is distributed in neutron-rich matter forward and help us to better understand the dynamics of both neutron-rich nuclear reactions and neutron stars.


Published in: Physics letters B (2017)
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.11.075
License: CC-BY-3.0



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