PIKOE: A computer program for distorted-wave impulse approximation calculation for proton induced nucleon knockout reactions

Published: 15 January 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m594h58kck.1


PIKOE, Proton-Induced KnockOut reaction calculation for Exclusive processes, is a Fortran 90 program that calculates triple- and quadruple-differential cross sections, vector analyzing powers, and momentum distributions of reaction residues, for proton-induced nucleon knockout reactions in normal and inverse kinematics. The distorted-wave impulse approximation with the factorization approximation to the nucleon-nucleon transition matrix is adopted, and the distorted waves of the incoming proton and the outgoing two nucleons are calculated quantum mechanically. Kinematics of the reaction particles are treated in a relativistic manner, which gives the proper asymptotics of the three-body scattering wave in the plane-wave limit.



Nuclear Physics, Computational Physics, Kinematics