## Toward a microscopic description of reactions involving exotic nuclei    [PDF]

P. Descouvemont, M. S. Hussein
We propose an extension of the Continuum Discretized Coupled Channels (CDCC) method, where the projectile is described by a microscopic cluster model. This microscopic generalization (MCDCC) only relies on nucleon-target interactions, and therefore presents an important predictive power. Core excitations can be included without any further parameter. As an example we investigate the $\lipb$ elastic scattering at $E_{lab}=27$ and 35 MeV. The $^7$Li nucleus is known to present an $\alpha+t$ cluster structure, and is well described by the Resonating Group Method. An excellent agreement is obtained for the $\lipb$ elastic cross sections, provided that breakup channels are properly included. We also present an application to inelastic scattering, and discuss future applications of the MCDCC.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.7294