Practical method for decomposing discretized breakup cross sections into components of each channel

Shin Watanabe, Kazuyuki Ogata, Takuma Matsumoto

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Background: In the continuum-discretized coupled-channel method, a breakup cross section (BUX) is obtained as an admixture of several components of different channels in multichannel scattering. Purpose: Our goal is to propose an approximate way of decomposing the discretized BUX into components of each channel. This approximation is referred to as the "probability separation (P separation)."Method: As an example, we consider Be11 scattering by using the three-body model with core excitation (Be10+n+T, where T is a target). The structural part is constructed by the particle-rotor model and the reaction part is described by the distorted-wave Born approximation. Results: The validity of the P separation is tested by comparing with the exact calculation. The approximate way reproduces the exact BUXs well regardless of the configurations and/or the resonance positions of Be11. Conclusion: The method proposed here can be an alternative approach for decomposing discretized BUXs into components in four- or five-body scattering where the strict decomposition is hard to perform.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL031601
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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