Recent developments in the eikonal description of the breakup of exotic nuclei

P. Capel, F. Colomer, H. Esbensen, T. Fukui, R. C. Johnson, F. M. Nunes, K. Ogata

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The study of exotic nuclear structures, such as halo nuclei, is usually performed through nuclear reactions. An accurate reaction model coupled to a realistic description of the projectile is needed to correctly interpret experimental data. In this contribution, I briefly summarise the assumptions made within the modelling of reactions involving halo nuclei. I describe briefly the Continuum-Discretised Coupled Channel method (CDCC) and the Dynamical Eikonal Approximation (DEA) in particular and present a comparison between them for the breakup of 15C on Pb at 68AMeV. I show the problem faced by the eikonal approximation at low energy and detail a correction that enables its extension down to lower beam energies. A new reaction observable is also presented. It consists of the ratio between angular distributions for two different processes, such as elastic scattering and breakup. This ratio is completely independent of the reaction mechanism and hence is more sensitive to the projectile structure than usual reaction observables, which makes it a very powerful tool to study exotic structures far from stability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International School on Nuclear Physics and Applications and International Symposium on Exotic Nuclei, ISEN 2015 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: Sept 6 2015Sept 12 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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