Energy-dependent target widths in a coupled-channel scattering study
L Canton, PR Fraser, JP Svenne, K Amos, S Karataglidis, D van der Knijff
PHYSICAL REVIEW C | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2011
The question of how the scattering cross section changes when the spectra of the colliding nuclei have low-excitation particle-emitting resonances is explored using a multichannel algebraic scattering method. As a test case, the particle-unstable nucleus Be8 has been considered as a target. Nucleon-nucleus scattering cross sections, as well as the spectra of the compound nuclei formed, have been determined from calculations that consider, as well as those that disregard, particle-emission widths of the target nuclear states. The resonant character of the unstable excited states introduces a problem because the low-energy tails of these resonances can intrude into the subthreshold, bound-stat..View full abstract
This work was supported by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; the Istituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada; the National Research Foundation, South Africa; and the Australian Academy of Science.