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One-Nucleon Transfer Reactions and the Optical Potential

TitleOne-Nucleon Transfer Reactions and the Optical Potential
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsNunes, FM, Lovell, A, Ross, A, Titus, LJ, Charity, RJ, Dickhoff, WH, M. Mahzoon, H, Sarich, J, Wild, SM
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P5403-0915
AbstractWe provide a summary of new developments in the area of direct reaction the- ory with a particular focus on one-nucleon transfer reactions. We provide a status of the methods available for describing (d,p) reactions. We discuss the effects of nonlocality in the optical potential in transfer reactions. The results of a purely phenomenological potential and the optical potential obtained from the dispersive optical model are compared; both point toward the importance of including nonlocality in transfer reactions explicitly. Given the large ambi- guities associated with optical potentials, we discuss some new developments toward the quantification of this uncertainty. We conclude with some general comments and a brief account of new advances that are in the pipeline.