Nuclear reactions are one of the most powerful probes to study the properties of nuclei, in particular nuclei at the limits of stability. Reactions also play an important role in astrophysics and other applications. In order to extract useful information from reaction measurements, experiment goes hand-in-hand with reaction theory. While the last five decades have provided very good qualitative understanding of the processes, the challenge in the field of reaction theory is to have a grasp on the systematic uncertainties, such that predictions can be truly quantitative. Here, we provide some examples of ongoing efforts aimed at advancing the theory for (d; p) reactions and reducing the associated uncertainties. We present the status of using the 86Kr(d; p) reaction and the combined method to control the uncertainties introduced by the overlap function. We also discuss the ambiguities of using only data to constrain the optical potential and will show recent results on the role of non-locality in transfer reactions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)