Seminar Details

Probing Pairing Correlations in Nuclei with Two-Nucleon Transfer Reactions

Gregory Potel, MSU NSCL
Tuesday, December 10, 11:00 AM - Theory Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall
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Pairing rotations and vibrations are collective modes associated with a field, the pairing field, which changes the number of particles by two. Consequently, they can be studied at profit with the help of two-particle transfer reactions in superfluid and in normal nuclei, respectively. An introduction to the 2-step DWBA reaction formalism used to perform the theoretical analysis of two-particle transfer reactions (which include, aside from the simultaneous term, the successive and non-orthogonality contributions to the process) will be presented. We will stress the relationship between the structure aspects associated with pairing correlations and the corresponding reaction observables.