Examination of the adiabatic approximation for (d,p) reactions

Yoshiki Chazono, Kazuki Yoshida, Kazuyuki Ogata

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Background: Deuteron-induced one-neutron transfer reactions have been used to extract single-particle properties of nuclei, and the adiabatic (AD) approximation is often used to simply treat the deuteron breakup states. Purpose: The primary goal is to examine the validity of the AD approximation for the (d,p) reaction systematically. We clarify also the role of the closed channels often ignored in the description of breakup reactions. Methods: We calculate the (d,p) cross sections with the continuum-discretized coupled-channels method (CDCC) for 128 reaction systems and compare the results with those obtained by the CDCC calculation with the AD approximation. Effect of the closed channels are investigated by ignoring them in CDCC. Results: The AD approximation affects in general the (d,p) cross section by less than 20%, but some exceptional (nonadiabatic) cases for which the AD approximation breaks down are found. The closed channels turn out to have significant effects on the cross section at deuteron energies less than about 10 MeV. Conclusions: The use of the AD approximation in the description of the (d,p) reaction can be justified in many cases, with the uncertainty of less than about 20%. The existence of some nonadiabatic cases nevertheless should be realized. The neglect of the closed channels without confirming the convergence of the CDCC result is not recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064608
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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