Seminar Details

Testing formalisms for deuteron induced reactions

Neelam Upadhyay, NSCL
Thursday, February 23, 11:00 AM - Research Discussion
NSCL Lecture Hall

The Continuum Discretized Coupled Channels (CDCC) method is a well established theory for the direct nuclear reactions which includes breakup to all orders. In CDCC, the 3-body problem is solved by expanding the full wave function in terms of a complete basis of the projectile's bound and continuum states. Alternatively, the 3-body problem can be solved \exactly" within the Faddeev formalism which explicitly includes breakup and transfer channels to all orders. Thus with the aim to understand how the CDCC compares with the exact 3-body Faddeev formulation, we study scattering of deuterons for a variety of cases, including elastic, breakup and transfer processes. This comparison provides range of validtity for CDCC.