Spectroscopic information from different theoretical descriptions of (un)polarized reactionsM. Radici1, A. Meucci1 and W.H. Dickhoff 2
1 Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica, Università di Pavia, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Pavia, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
2 Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
(Received: 16 September 2002 / Revised version: 10 January 2003 / Published online: 8 April 2003)
We analyze the unpolarized and polarized electron-induced proton knockout reactions on 16O in different kinematical settings using two theoretical approaches. The first one is based on a relativistic mean-field distorted-wave description of the bound and scattering states of the proton, including a fully relativistic electromagnetic current operator. The second approach adopts the same current operator, but describes the proton properties on the basis of microscopic calculations of the self-energy in 16O below the Fermi energy and final-state damping in nuclear matter above the Fermi energy, using the same realistic short-range and tensor correlations. Good agreement with all unpolarized data is obtained at low and high Q2 by using the same spectroscopic factors fixed by the low- Q2 analysis. A reasonable agreement is achieved for polarization observables.
25.30.Dh - Inelastic electron scattering to specific states.
24.70.+s - Polarization phenomena in reactions.
24.10.Jv - Relativistic models.
24.10.Eq - Coupled-channel and distorted-wave models.
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