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Reactions induced by weakly bound three-body nuclei
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.