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High-momentum nucleons in finite nuclei and y scaling

Ji, Xiangdong and Engel, J. (1989) High-momentum nucleons in finite nuclei and y scaling. Physical Review C, 40 (2). R497-R501. ISSN 0556-2813. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.40.R497.

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Momentum distributions in several finite nuclei are calculated in the Breuckner-Bethe-Goldstone theory. For momenta larger than 0.3 GeV/c, the distributions are dominated by two-body correlations. These affect mainly the two-nucleon s-wave channels, but also slightly modify other partial waves. By mass 12 the momentum distribution is largely saturated, and by mass 28 it is very close to that of nuclear matter. The y-scaling function suggested by West is calculated and compared to that extracted from experimental quasielastic electron scattering cross sections. The existence of a discrepancy suggests that the true scaling function is not simply related to the momentum density, even in the impulse approximation.

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Additional Information:©1989 The American Physical Society Received 15 May 1989 We thank S. Koonin, R. McKeown, and B. Filippone for valuable discussions. This work was supported by National Science Foundation under Grants No. PHY88-17296 and No. PHY86-04197.
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