Quenching of single-particle strength from direct reactions with stable and rare-isotope beams

T. Aumann, C. Barbieri, D. Bazin, C. A. Bertulani, A. Bonaccorso, W. H. Dickhoff, A. Gade, M. Gómez-Ramos, B. P. Kay, A. M. Moro, T. Nakamura, A. Obertelli*, K. Ogata, S. Paschalis, T. Uesaka

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In this review article we discuss the present status of direct nuclear reactions and the nuclear structure aspects one can study with them. We discuss the spectroscopic information we can assess in experiments involving transfer reactions, heavy-ion-induced knockout reactions and quasifree scattering with (p,2p), (p,pn), and (e,ep) reactions. In particular, we focus on the proton-to-neutron asymmetry of the quenching of the spectroscopic strength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103847
Pages (from-to)3-80
JournalProgress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Early online date7 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2021

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Funding Information:
We thank the ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI at GSI, Darmstadt, for support in the framework of a dedicated EMMI Rapid Reaction Task Force meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, from July 30th to August 4th, 2018, during which this work has been initiated. The authors thank H. Feldmeier, T. Neff, R. Roth and S. Typel for their participation to the meeting and discussions. C. B. would like to thank A. Polls, V. Somà and T. Duguet for useful discussions. This work was also supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant PHY-1912643 , 1613362 , 1415656 and the by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics , grants DE-FG02-08ER41533 and DE-SC0020451 (MSU) and under Contract Number DE-AC02-06CH11357 (ANL). A. M. M. is partially supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades and FEDER funds under project FIS2017-88410-P and RTI2018-098117-B-C21 and by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 654002 . K. O. is supported in part by Grant-in-Aid of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Grant No. JP16K05352 ). T. N. acknowledges support from JSPS KAKENHI No. JP18H05404 and JP16H02179 . C. A. B. acknowledges funding contributed through the LANL Collaborative Research Program by the Texas A&M System National Laboratory Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA . T. A. acknowledges support by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF project 05P2015RDFN1 ), and through the GSI-TU Darmstadt cooperation agreement. C. B. acknowledges funding from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) through grants ST/P005314/1 and ST/L005516/1 . First principle calculations discussed in Section 2.7 used HPC resources at the DiRAC DiAL system at the University of Leicester, UK, ( BIS National E-infrastructure Capital, United Kingdom Grant No. ST/K000373/1 and STFC, United Kingdom Grant No. ST/K0003259/1 ). T. A. and A. O. acknowledge partial support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) - Project-ID 279384907 - SFB 1245. A. O. and M. G.-R. acknowledge support by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation .

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  • Direct reactions
  • Nuclear structure
  • Radioactive beams
  • Spectroscopic factors

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