Opportunities of SRC Studies with New Accelerator Facilities in China



Huizhou campus, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhihong Ye (Tsinghua University)

Opportunities of SRC Studies with New Accelerator Facilities in China

Short-range correlations (SRC) reveal the intricate dynamics of nucleon-nucleon interactions within atomic nuclei at short distances. Over the past decade, SRC studies have expanded to encompass a broader range of nuclei, covering isotopes from light to heavy, and have probed increasingly shorter distances. This expansion has been made possible through the utilization of cutting-edge accelerator facilities and advanced detection techniques, leading to a wealth of new empirical data. There is a growing interest in SRC physics among scientists in China, both on the theoretical and experimental fronts. Several experimental groups are participating in SRC programs at institutions such as Jefferson Lab, GSI, and other renowned international research centers. Theoretical experts, most of who specializing in traditional nuclear physics, are eager to engage in the development of the SRC theory.

Meanwhile, there are several state-of-the-art accelerator complexes in China that are well-suited for SRC measurements. The High-Intensity Heavy-Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF), set to conclude construction by the end of 2024, which will provide 10GeV/u ion beams. We are exploring the possibility of utilizing inverse kinematic pA collisions to investigate SRC phenomena using high-luminosity, high-momentum ion beams, as well as secondary, large, asymmetric, short-lived ions. On top of HIAF, we are proposing a lower-energy electron-ion-collider, known as EicC, to explore nuclear and hadronic structures in the sea-quark region, complementing the US-EIC project. Furthermore, the Shanghai Advanced Light Source facility offers up to 8 GeV/c high-quality electron beams, providing an excellent platform for eA scattering and further advancing high-precision SRC measurements.

Given these compelling reasons, we believe that now is the ideal time to convene an SRC workshop in Huizhou, where HIAF is situated. We aim to bring together leading international experts to engage in discussions with our Chinese counterparts. We are confident that such a workshop will be instrumental in advancing SRC physics in China and in exploring opportunities for SRC research, both domestically and internationally.

We also provide the zoom-link for colelauges who can not attend in-person. Due to the visa issues and other complicated situations, some of our international colleagues will attend remotely and give talks via zoom.  Here is the info of the zoom for this workshpo:

Recordings of all talks, slides and photos can be found via the link below (contact Zhihong Ye if the link doesn't work):

  • https://cloud.tsinghua.edu.cn/d/0685dc3d4a9c45858102/

SRC Lecture on 11/03

As a preparation of this workshop, on Nov 3rd afternoon at 4pm, we are delighted to invite Prof. Mark Strikman to give an introduction lecture about SRC physics to our students and sicnetists who are interested in this topic. This lecture will be both in person but via the same zoom link:

Organized by 

Lisheng Geng, Beihang University, lisheng.geng@buaa.edu.cn

Xinle Shang, Institute of Modern Physics (IMP, CAS),  shangxinle@impcas.ac.cn

Zhihong Ye, Tsinghua University,  yez@tsinghua.edu.cn

Jie Zhao, Fudan University, Jie_Zhao@fudan.edu.cn

Conference Website

For all important information and the latest updates please visit the website


 Wechat Group for Domestic Participants:

    • 1
      Lecture: Introduction to Short-Range Correlations
      Speaker: Prof. Mark Strikman (Pennsylvania State University)
    • Dinner
    • Morning Section
      • 2
        Welcome and Remark
        Speaker: Prof. Bingsong Zou (CAS)
      • 3
        SRC Experiment Overview (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Or Hen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
      • 4
        Theory Overview: SRC in Nuclear Matrix Elements (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Gerald Miller (University of Washington Seattle)
      • 5
        Coffee Break and Group Photo
      • 6
        HIAF Overview
        Speaker: Dr Jian-Cheng Yang (IMP)
      • 7
        CEE at CSR and future HIAF
        Speaker: Hao Qiu (IMP)
      • 8
        SRC with pA Reaction Overview (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Elizer Piasetzky (Tel Aviv)
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Section
      • 9
        Deformed halo structure described by the D-RHFB model
        Speaker: Prof. Wenhui Long (Lanzhou University)
      • 10
        The influence of tensor force in low-energy heavy-ion collisions
        Speaker: Prof. Lu Guo (UCAS)
      • 11
        Tensor force effect on structure of nuclei with two-proton radioactivity
        Speaker: Prof. Yan-Zhao Wang
      • 12
        The nuclear collective excitation studied by Second Random Phase Approximation
        Speaker: Prof. Chun-Lin Bai (Sichuan University)
      • 13
        Modifications of tensor force due to nuclear medium effects
        Speaker: Dr Taofeng Wang (Beijing)
      • 14
        Symmetric nuclear matter studied by spin excitations of high-momentum pairs induced by tensor force
        Speaker: Niu Wan (South China University of Technology)
      • 15
        SRC for Neutrino-less double Beta decay
        Speaker: Dr Yakun Wang (Peking University)
    • Banquet
    • Morning Section
      • 16
        SRC vs EMC (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Larry Weinstein (Old Dominion University)
      • 17
        Probing non-nucleonic components in the deuteron (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Misak Sargsian (Florida International University)
      • 18
        EiCC Overview
        Speaker: Dr Dexu Lin (IMP)
      • 19
        Non-Nucleonic Degree of Freedom in Nuclei
        Speaker: Mark Strikman (Pennsylvania State University)
      • 20
        Quantum Monte Carlo calculations for nucleon momentum distributions
        Speaker: Prof. Xiao-Bao Wang
      • 21
        8GeV Electron Linear Accelerator at SARI
        Speaker: Dr Gong-Tao Fan (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute)
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Section
      • 22
        High-momentum components in the 4He nucleus
        Speaker: Prof. Meng-Jiao Lyu (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
      • 23
        Role of the unitary correlation operator on short-range correlation for 3H and 4He
        Speaker: Dr Qing Zhao
      • 24
        Probinghigh-momentum component in nucleon momentum distribution by neutron-proton bremsstrahlungγ-rays in heavy ion reactions
        Speaker: Mr Yuhao Qin (Tsinghua University)
      • 25
        Effects of Short-Range Correlations in Heavy-Ion Collisions
        Speaker: Prof. Gao-Chan Yong (IMP)
      • 26
        Effects of Short-Range Correlations on the Properties of Nuclear Matter
        Speaker: 新乐 尚 (IMP)
      • 27
        Proton-proton momentum correlation function as a probe of SRCs in the nucleon momentum distribution
        Speaker: Prof. Gaofeng Wei (Guizhou Normal University)
      • 28
        Impacts of symmetry energy slope on the oscillation frequencies of neutron stars with short-range correlation and admixed dark matter
        Speaker: Dr Bin Hong (Tongji University)
    • Dinner
    • Morning Section
      • 29
        SRC effects on nuclear symmetry energy (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Bao-An Li (Texas A&M University)
      • 30
        The implications of the constraints from symmetries of QCD for the structure of a hadron and high energy phenomena (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Leonid Frankfurt (Tel Aviv University)
      • 31
        Understanding effect of tensor interactions in nuclei via high-momentum nucleon-transfer reactions -- An overview and future prospect
        Speaker: Dr Hooi-Jin ONG (IMP)
      • 32
        SRC Program at RIKEN
        Speaker: Dr He Wang (RIKEN)
      • 33
        Two-nucleon removal reactions with a thick liquid hydrogen target
        Speaker: Prof. Hong-Na Liu (Beijing Normal University)
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Section
      • 34
        Future SRC Programs at JINR
        Speaker: Dr Maria Patsyuk (JINR)
      • 35
        SRC Study at GSI with pA in Inverse Kinematic (remote) Remote


        Speaker: Prof. Anna Corsi (CEA Saclay)
      • 36
        Experimental study of nuclear correlations in 12C and 16C at GSI-FAIR
        Speaker: Ms Hang Qi (MIT)
      • 37
        Dynamics of large angle pD to ppn reaction (remote)
        Speaker: Dr Alexei Larionov (JINR)
      • 38
        SRC and the EMC Effect
        Speaker: Rong Wang (IMP)
      • 39
        Scaling analysis of inclusive electron scattering and extraction of nucleon momentum distributions
        Speaker: Mr Tongqi Liang (Tongji University)
      • 40
        Short-range correlations and momentum distributions in mirror nuclei 3H and 3He.
        Speaker: Dr Qi Meng (Nanjing University)
    • Dinner
    • 41
      Tour to HIAF and CIADS Sites
    • Lunch