ABC effect and resonance structure in the double-pionic fusion to He-3
2015 (English)In: Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics, ISSN 0556-2813, E-ISSN 1089-490X, Vol. 91, no 1, 015201- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Exclusive and kinematically complete measurements of the double pionic fusion to He-3 have been performed in the energy region of the so-called ABC effect, which denotes a pronounced low-mass enhancement in the pi pi-invariant mass spectrum. The experiments were carried out with the WASA detector setup at COSY (the cooler synchrotron at Forschungszentrum Julich). Similar to the observations in the basic pn -> d pi(0)pi(0) reaction and in the dd -> He-4 pi(0)pi(0) reaction, the data reveal a correlation between the ABC effect and a resonance-like energy dependence in the total cross section. Differential cross sections are well described by the hypothesis of d* resonance formation during the reaction process in addition to the conventional t-channel Delta Delta mechanism. The deduced d* resonance width can be understood from collision broadening due to Fermi motion of the nucleons in initial and final nuclei.
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2015. Vol. 91, no 1, 015201- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246372DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.015201ISI: 000348728100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-246372DiVA: diva2:792902