Jun 11 – 15, 2018
Villa Monastero
Europe/Zurich timezone

Heavy Ion charge exchange reactions and the link with beta decay processes

Jun 12, 2018, 3:45 PM
Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero

Varenna (Italy)
Nuclear reactions Nuclear reactions


Maria Colonna (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics)


There is recently renewed interest in the study of single and double charge exchange reactions with heavy ions. We report here a preliminary theoretical study of double charge exchange (DCE) reactions in terms of two successive charge exchanges (SCE) in second order Distorted Wave Born approximation.
We look in particular at the conditions where the corresponding cross section can be factorized into nuclear reaction and structure terms, showing that in this case one can establish a connection with two neutrino double beta decay. The possibility of a correlated DCE process, that should exhibit a closer analogy with netrinoless double beta decay, is also discussed.
The role of competing transfer mechanisms is investigated. Theoretical estimates indicate that the charge exchange process is dominant.

Primary authors

Maria Colonna (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) Dr Jessica Bellone (INFN-LNS) Dr Stefano Burrello (INFN-LNS) Dr José Antonio Lay (Dpto. de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Sevilla) Prof. Horst Lenske (U. Giessen) (NUMEN collaboration)

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