The eikonal model of reactions involving exotic nuclei; Roy Glauber's legacy in today's nuclear physics

Pierre Capel

SciPost Phys. Proc. 3, 017 (2020) · published 25 February 2020

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24th European Few Body Conference


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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