In this contribution, the eikonal approximation developed by Roy Glauber to describe high-energy quantum collisions is presented. This approximation has been-and still is-extensively used to analyse reaction measurements performed to study the structure of nuclei far from stability. This presentation focuses more particularly on the application of the eikonal approximation to the study of halo nuclei in modern nuclear physics. To emphasise Roy Glauber's legacy in today's nuclear physics, recent extensions of this model are reviewed.
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- 1 2 Pierre Capel
- 1 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
- 2 Université Libre de Bruxelles [ULB]
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research FoundationDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [DFG]
- Horizon 2020 (through Organization: European Commission [EC])