Momentum profile analysis in one-neutron knockout from Borromean nuclei
Journal article, 2013
One-neutron knockout reactions from Borromean nuclei are analyzed using a profile function analysis technique. The profile function, which is derived as the square root of the variance of the measured fragment + neutron momenta as a function of their relative energy, is shown to be very sensitive to the angular momentum of the knocked out neutron. Three cases are studied here: He-7, where the profile function analysis shows a presence of (s(1/2))(2) component in the He-8 ground-state wave-function, Li-10, where the presence of a 11(2)% d-wave contribution to the relative energy spectrum above 1.5 MeV is found and, finally, the presence of a major s contribution around 0.5 MeV relative energy in the Be-13 case and that the observed decay to the Be-12 2(+) state originates in a d state in Be-13.