Neutron structure effects in the deuteron and one neutron halos

M. Nowakowski, N. G. Kelkar, Terry Mart

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Although the neutron (n) does not carry a total electric charge, its charge and magnetization distributions represented in momentum space by the electromagnetic form factors, F1(n)(q2) and F2(n)(q2), lead to an electromagnetic potential of the neutron. Using this fact, we calculate the electromagnetic corrections to the binding energy, Bd, of the deuteron and a one-neutron halo nucleus (Be11) by evaluating the neutron-proton and the neutron-charged core (Be10) potential, respectively. The correction to Bd (∼9 keV) is comparable to that arising due to the inclusion of the Δ-isobar component in the deuteron wave function. In the case of the more loosely bound halo nucleus, Be11, the correction is close to about 2 keV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024323
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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