Inelastic form factors to alpha-particle condensate states in 12C and 16O: What can we learn?
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 351-0198, Wako, Saitama, Japan
2 Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, 567-0047, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
3 Institut de Physique Nucléaire, 91406, Orsay Cedex, France
4 Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, D-18051, Rostock, Germany
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Accepted: 19 June 2006
Published online: 7 July 2006
In order to discuss the spatial extention of the 02 +-state of 12C (Hoyle state), we analyze the inelastic form factor of electron scattering to the Hoyle state, which our 3α-condensate wave function reproduces very well like previous 3α RGM/GCM models. The analysis is made by varying the size of the Hoyle state artificially. As a result, we find that only the maximum value of the form factor sensitively depends on its size, while the positions of maximum and minimum are almost unchanged. This size dependence is found to come from a characteristic feature of the transition density from the ground state to the Hoyle state. We further show the theoretical predictions of the inelastic form factor to the 22 +-state of 12C, which was recently observed above the Hoyle state, and of the inelastic form factor to the calculated 03 +-state of 16O, which was conjectured to correspond to the 4α condensed state in previous theoretical work by the present authors.
PACS: 25.55.Ci Elastic and inelastic scattering – / 03.75.Nt Other Bose-Einstein condensation phenomena – / 21.60.Gx Cluster models – / 27.20.+n 6 ⩽ A ⩽ 19 –
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