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A Coupled-Channel Formalism for Breakup Reactions

  • C. Chandler
Conference paper
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 8)

Abstract

Coupled-channel methods have been employed to calculate reaction probabilities for a number of breakup reactions, despite the fact that all the methods assume forms of wave functions which do not have the asymptotic behavior necessary to describe such reactions directly. This contribution provides a general conceptual framework for these methods, shows how to extend them to include asymptotic behavior appropriate to breakup reactions, calls attention to a possible reason for their practical success, and points out unresolved problems.

Keywords

Coulomb Interaction Breakup Reaction Practical Success Breakup Channel Late Cross Section 
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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Chandler
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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