Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

The European Physical Journal A

, 48:147

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Continuum effects in the scattering of exotic nuclei

  • T. DruetAffiliated withPhysique Quantique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)Physique Nucléaire Théorique et Physique Mathématique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • , P. DescouvemontAffiliated withPhysique Nucléaire Théorique et Physique Mathématique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Email author 

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Abstract

We discuss continuum effects in the scattering of exotic nuclei, and more specifically on the 11Be + 64Zn scattering. 11Be is a typical example of an exotic nucleus, with a low binding energy. Elastic, inelastic and breakup cross-sections of the 11Be + 64Zn system are computed in the Continuum Discretized Coupled Channel formalism, at energies near the Coulomb barrier. We show that converged cross-sections need high angular momenta as well as as large excitation energies in the wave functions of the projectile. Extensions to other systems are simulated by different collision energies, and by varying the binding energy of 11Be.