Investigating neutron-proton pairing in sd-shell nuclei via (p, He-3) and (He-3, p) transfer reactions

Ayyad Y., Lee J., Tamii A., Lay J. A. , MACCHIAVELLI A. O. , Aoi N., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, cilt.96, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Neutron-proton pairing correlations are investigated in detail via np transfer reactions in N = Z sd-shell nuclei. In particular, we study the cross-section ratio of the lowest 0(+) and 1(+) states as an observable to quantify the interplay between T = 0 (isoscalar) and T = 1 (isovector) pairing strengths. The experimental results are compared to second-order distorted-wave Born approximation calculations with proton-neutron amplitudes obtained in the shell-model formalism using the universal sd-shell interaction B. Our results suggest underestimation of the nonneglible isoscalar pairing strength in the shell-model descriptions at the expense of the isovector channel.