Projectile fragmentation reactions and production of nuclei near the neutron drip line

M. Notani, H. Sakurai, N. Aoi, H. Iwasaki, N. Fukuda, Z. Liu, K. Yoneda, H. Ogawa, T. Teranishi, T. Nakamura, H. Okuno, A. Yoshida (+9 others)
2007 Physical Review C  
The reaction mechanism of projectile fragmentation at intermediate energies has been investigated observing the target dependence of the production cross sections of very neutron-rich nuclei. Measurement of longitudinal momentum distributions of projectile-like fragments within a wide range of fragment mass and its charge was performed using a hundred-MeV/n $^{40}$Ar beam incident on Be and Ta targets. By measurement of fragment momentum distribution, a parabolic mass dependence of momentum
more » ... nce of momentum peak shift was observed in the results of both targets, and a phenomenon of light-fragment acceleration was found only in the Be-target data. The analysis of production cross sections revealed an obvious enhancement of the target dependence except target size effect when the neutron excess is increased. This result implies the breakdown of factorization (BOF) of production cross sections for very neutron-rich nuclei near the drip line.
doi:10.1103/physrevc.76.044605 fatcat:2wyceltvabhajn2dbgnscsbppa