Three-body reaction theory in a model space

N. Austern, M. Kawai, M. Yahiro

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A distorted waves Faddeev method for three-body systems is introduced, following Bencze and Redish and Birse and Redish, by using a multipole expansion to select parts of the interactions in rearrangement channels to serve as three-body distorting potentials in the first Faddeev equation. The consequence is a greatly reduced role for the second and third Faddeev equations. Truncating the multipole expansion and discarding the second and third equations reduces us back to the well-known continuum discretized coupled channels (CDCC) method. The relations among these methods are discussed. Despite the difficulties of the CDCC method, it is much easier than a full Faddeev calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-321
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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