New photodisintegration threshold observable in 3 He


Journal Article

Measurements of the cross section, vector and tensor analyzing powers, and linear gamma-ray polarization in the radiative capture reactions D(p,γ)3He and p(d, γ)3He at c.m. energies in the range 0-53 keV allow the determination of the reduced matrix elements (RMEs) relevant for these transitions. From these RMEs the value of the integral which determines the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule for 3He is obtained in the threshold region, corresponding to two-body breakup, and compared with the results of an ab initio microscopic three-body model calculation. The theoretical predictions for the value of this integral based on a "nucleons-only" assumption are an order of magnitude smaller than experiment. The discrepancy is reduced to about a factor of 2 when two-body currents are taken into account. This factor of 2 is due to an almost exact cancellation between the dominant E1 RMEs in the theoretical calculation. The excess E1 strength observed experimentally could provide useful insights into the nuclear interaction at low energies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wulf, EA; Canon, RS; Gaff, SJ; Kelley, JH; Prior, RM; Schreiber, EC; Spraker, M; Tilley, DR; Weller, HR; Viviani, M; Kievsky, A; Rosati, S; Schiavilla, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 216011 - 216014

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Citation Source

  • Scopus