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Reactions induced by weakly bound three-body nuclei

ECT* seminar
Speaker: 

Jesus Casal

Date: 
16 Nov 2016 - 11:15
Location: 
Villa Tambosi 2nd Floor, Seminar Room
Abstract: 

Processes involving exotic nuclei far from stability are essential in assessing our nuclear structure knowledge. In particular, halo nuclei have triggered intensive work and keep being the subject of a considerable amount of experimental and theoretical studies. The case of two-nucleon halo nuclei are specially intriguing due to their Borromean nature, being three-body systems with no bound binary pairs. This implies that reactions involving them can easily populate unbound nuclei, and the description of their structure and reactions dynamics requires a proper inclusion of continuum effects. 

I will describe three-body systems using a pseudo-state method in hyperspherical coordinates. Then, I will show how to implement three-body bound and continuum states within different reaction frameworks to describe a variety of nuclear reactions, such as low-energy breakup, transfer reactions, quasifree processes or radiative capture.