Coupling to breakup channels using a transformed harmonic oscillator basis
Moro A. M.Moro A.M.Moro A. M.Arias J.M.Arias J.M.Gomez-Camacho J.Gomez-Camacho J.Martel I.Pérez-Bernal F.Crespo R.Nunes F.
Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics
páginas 116021 - 116025
The application of a recently proposed procedure for discretizing the continuum to collision processes involving weakly bound nuclei is studied. In particular, the coupling to breakup states in the collision of d + 208 Pb at 50 MeV is discussed. For illustrative purposes, only the s-wave component of the bound state of the deuteron is considered, and the study is restricted to the case of nuclear s-wave breakup. The continuum discretization procedure provides a basis of transformed harmonic oscillator wave functions to accomplish the necessary calculations. Appropriate convergence of the elastic and breakup cross sections with increasing dimension of the basis is reported. In addition, it is shown that the results obtained converge to those of a standard continuum discretized coupled channels calculation, with the advantage that the convergence of the method is determined by only one parameter, namely the dimension of the basis.