Journal article

Analysis of a coupled-channel continuum approach for spectra of mass-17 compound systems

K Amos, L Canton, PR Fraser, S Karataglidis, JP Svenne, D van der Knijff



By performing studies of the structure of the spectra of mass-17 nuclei we discuss specific aspects of the Multi-Channel Algebraic Scattering (MCAS) method. We devote particular attention to the comparison with results from large-scale shell-model calculations, the treatment of Pauli-forbidden or -hindered states, and to the collective/coupled nature of the states obtained in our model. By using different shell-model spaces as platform to assess the MCAS method, we question statements raised recently about the validity of this method on the basis of a small-scale shell-model approach. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Awarded by PRIN research project

Funding Acknowledgements

SK acknowledges support from the National Research Foundation of South Africa. JPS acknowledges support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). LC and PRF acknowledge funds from the Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell'Univesita di Padova and the PRIN research project 2009TWL3MX.