New developments in reaction theory: preparing for the FRIB era
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321
3 Physique Nucléaire et Physique Quantique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), B-1050 Brussels
4 Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
5 Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
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Published online: 16 May 2018
This is a brief report on the progress made towards an exact theory for (d,p) on heavy nuclei, which is important to determine neutron capture rates for r-process nuclei. We first discuss the role of core excitation in the framework of Faddeev equations. Following that, we provide the status of the Faddeev theory being developed in the Coulomb basis with separable interactions. We then present some recent developments on nonlocal nucleon optical potentials. Finally, the progress on the theory transfer to the continuum is summarized.
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