9-13 July 2012
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The formulation of a hybrid nuclear cluster potential

Presented by Mrs. Amany KAMBLAWE on 13 Jul 2012 from 09:00 to 09:20
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: NPRP
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics


In study of nuclear structure, as seen in light stable nuclei, clustering phenomenon is one of the essential features which has been studied in great detail. In the physics of unstable nuclei, clustering is one of the central subjects of interest. The cluster-core interaction lies central to the identification of clustering in the nuclear matter and the description of clustering phenomenon in various nuclei. During the last decade, the modified phenomenological Saxon-Woods plus Cubic Saxon-Woods cluster potential have successfully described various phenomena related to alpha clustering in light as well as heavy nuclei. In order to fully describe clustering in nuclei, a systematic study of the cluster model's predictive power over a range of measurable observable quantities is required. In this project, the predictive power of the cluster model to three closed shell nuclei is investigated. The model is tested on observable quantities related to the alpha-core quasi-bound states as well as the elastic scattering of alpha's off 16O, 40Ca and 208Pb. Results of predictions made with the recently developed hybrid cluster potential is presented.






Prof. Shaun M. Wyngaardt, shaunmw@sun.ac.za, Stellenbosch University




Location: IT 4-1

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