Seminar Details

Exploring Halo Nuclei with the Ratio Method

Filomena Nunes, MSU - NSCL/Physics and Astronomy
Thursday, November 1, 11:00 AM - Research Discussion
NSCL Lecture Hall

Halo nuclei are loosely bound nuclei whereby a few valence nucleons spend most of their time in a classically forbidden region, well beyond the range of the nuclear interaction. This phenomena has intrigued researchers for nearly two decades and new examples continue to appear. Halo nuclei have often been studied through breakup reactions which require reliable reaction theory for a meaningful interpretation. Although significant progress has been made on the reaction theory for breakup, calculated observables can still be strongly ambiguous due to uncertainties in the effective interactions. The ratio method, which we recently proposed, removes to a large degree the ambiguities and provides a very nice probe to halo structure.