Two-component multistep direct reactions: A microscopic approach

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The authors present two principal advances in multistep direct theory: (1) A two-component formulation of multistep direct reactions, where neutron and proton excitations are explicitly accounted for in the evolution of the reaction, for all orders of scattering. While this may at first seem to be a formidable task, especially for multistep processes where the many possible reaction pathways becomes large in a two-component formalism, the authors show that this is not so -- a rather simple generalization of the FKK convolution expression 1 automatically generates these pathways. Such considerations are particularly relevant when simultaneously analyzing both neutron and proton ... continued below

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Koning, A.J. & Chadwick, M.B. March 1, 1998.

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  • Koning, A.J. Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN, Petten (Netherlands)
  • Chadwick, M.B. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

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The authors present two principal advances in multistep direct theory: (1) A two-component formulation of multistep direct reactions, where neutron and proton excitations are explicitly accounted for in the evolution of the reaction, for all orders of scattering. While this may at first seem to be a formidable task, especially for multistep processes where the many possible reaction pathways becomes large in a two-component formalism, the authors show that this is not so -- a rather simple generalization of the FKK convolution expression 1 automatically generates these pathways. Such considerations are particularly relevant when simultaneously analyzing both neutron and proton emission spectra, which is always important since these processes represent competing decay channels. (2) A new, and fully microscopic, method for calculating MSD cross sections which does not make use of particle-hole state densities but instead directly calculates cross sections for all possible particle-hole excitations (again including an exact book-keeping of the neutron/proton type of the particle and hole at all stages of the reaction) determined from a simple non-interacting shell model. This is in contrast to all previous numerical approaches which sample only a small number of such states to estimate the DWBA strength, and utilize simple analytical formulae for the partial state density, based on the equidistant spacing model. The new approach has been applied, along with theories for multistep compound, compound, and collective reactions, to analyze experimental emission spectra for a range of targets and energies. The authors show that the theory correctly accounts for double-differential nucleon spectra.

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  • Nuclear data for science and technology Trieste 1997, Trieste (France), 18-22 May 1997

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-5016
  • Report No.: CONF-9705133--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658346
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710820

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Koning, A.J. & Chadwick, M.B. Two-component multistep direct reactions: A microscopic approach, article, March 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710820/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.