Radiative reactions in halo effective field theory

Research paper by Gautam Rupak

Indexed on: 13 May '16Published on: 07 Mar '16Published in: International Journal of Modern Physics E


International Journal of Modern Physics E, Ahead of Print. In this article we review the recent progress in radiative reaction calculations in halo effective field theory. We look at radiative capture and breakup processes that involve a halo nucleus with a single valence neutron or proton. Looking at [math] [math],[math]n[math] and related reactions, the dominant source of theoretical uncertainty in [math]- and [math]-wave halo nuclei reaction calculations is quantified in a model-independent framework. The analysis for neutron halos is extended to proton halo systems. The effective field theory results quantify which observable parameters of the strong interaction at low energy need to be determined more precisely for accurate cross-section calculations.