Exploring The Drip Line With Transfer Reactions

Dr. Gregory Potel (host Dickhoff), FRIB, Michigan State University
August 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm
241 Compton
Event Description 

Transfer reactions are a standard experimental tool for probing important aspects of nuclear structure, such as single-particle-like degrees of freedom. In order to extract the structure information from the experimental result, one usually relies on a factorization of the reaction and structure aspects of the process. This standard approach can suffer from a possible inconsistency between both calculations, blurring the message of the measured cross section. As we move away from the more safe regions along the valley of stability, different structure theory strategies are implemented in order to make reliable and predictive statements regarding the more exotic nuclei. In order to obtain unambiguous structure information from the experiments we should allow for a clean implementation of these structure models into the reaction formalism . We show recent progress towards an integrated structure + reactions framework, presenting a combined effort to produce optical potentials and effective interactions within different structure approaches and integrating them into transfer reactions calculations.