Nuclear structure properties of the double-charge-exchange transition amplitudes

N. Auerbach*, D. C. Zheng

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Nuclear structure aspects of the double-charge-exchange (DCX) reaction on nuclei are studied. Using a variety of DCX-type two-body transition operators, we explore the influence of two-body correlations among valence nucleons on the DCX transition amplitudes to the isobaric analog state and to other nonanalog J =0+ states. In particular, the question of the spin dependence and of the range of the DCX transition operators is explored and the behavior of the transition amplitudes as a function of the valence nucleon number is studied. It is shown that the two-amplitude DCX formula derived by Auerbach, Gibbs, and Piasetzky for a single j n configuration holds also in some cases when configuration mixing is strong. DCX-type transitions from the Ca and Ni isotopes to the Ti and Zn isotopes and from Fe56 to Ni56 are the subject of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1119
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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