Nuclear structure from direct reactions with rare isotopes: observables, methods and highlights
IRFU, CEA, Université Paris - Saclay, F-91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Accepted: 28 July 2016
Published online: 16 September 2016
An overview of direct reactions employed for nuclear structure studies is presented. The basic and most used analysis methods of elastic and inelastic scattering, transfer reactions and intermediate-energy removal reactions are reviewed. The most relevant observables from direct reactions regarding the nuclear many-body problem, as well as related experimental techniques, are illustrated through recent achievements with unstable nuclei.
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