Probing proton halos through pion photoproduction

S. Karataglidis, C. Bennhold

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Charged pion photoproduction is proposed as a new method to study halo nuclei. In particular, it is demonstrated that the reaction 17O(γ,π)17F(12+,0.495 MeV) is well suited to investigate the well-known proton halo in 17F which is not amenable to radioactive beam experiments. The cross sections are shown to be very sensitive to the halo structure of the loosely bound proton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1614-1617
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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