Four- and three-body dynamics in 6Li scattering

Shin Watanabe, Takuma Matsumoto, Kazuyuki Ogata, Masanobu Yahiro

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We apply a four-body version of the continuum-discretized coupled-channels method (four-body CDCC) to 6Li elastic scattering and investigate four-body dynamics (n + p +α+ T, where T is a target). Four-body CDCC reproduces the measured cross sections without introducing any adjustable parameter for 6Li + 209Bi scattering at 24-50 MeV and 6Li + 208Pb scattering at 29-210 MeV. We confirm that 6Li breakup effects are important in a wide energy range, and then focus on the competition between four-body (6Li+T ↔ n+p+α+T) and three-body (6Li+T↔ d +α+ T) channel-couplings. As an interesting property, we find that 6Li is mainly broken up into two particles d and α, and hardly into three particles n, p and α during scattering. This property is now called "dα-dominance". Following the dα-dominance, we propose an effective three-body model that simulates four-body CDCC calculations reasonably well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number208
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Sept 11 2016Sept 16 2016

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