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Using a genetic algorithm to investigate two-nucleon knockout reactions

Ireland, D.G. (2000) Using a genetic algorithm to investigate two-nucleon knockout reactions. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 26 (2). 157 -166. ISSN 0954-3899 (doi:10.1088/0954-3899/26/2/305)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0954-3899/26/2/305

Abstract

The use of genetic algorithms as tools in nuclear physics problems is highlighted by examining the particular case of two-nucleon knockout reactions. The predictions of a factorized model of (e, e'pp) reactions are investigated by maximizing functions of the calculated cross sections within the phase space, to establish kinematics where particular effects will occur most strongly. In this first investigation we find that, contrary to received wisdom, the Gent factorized model predicts that the effect of short-range correlations can be seen most clearly in kinematics which are not in a so-called super- parallel configuration. Variants and extensions of this method are likely to be of benefit to both theorists and experimentalists who have to cope with multidimensional problems.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ireland, Prof David
Authors: Ireland, D.G.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
ISSN:0954-3899

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