Since the mid-1980s increasing effort has been put into light exotic nuclei, that is light nuclei of unusual composition. The research of the exotic nuclei began with the advent of accelerated beams of such nuclei. This new technique has revitalized nuclear physics, and the facilities producing radioactive ion beams now offer opportunities for pioneering research. This book considers the theory of collisions of light exotic nuclei and puts forth a multi-cluster model in which the inter-cluster motion is treated accurately. Current hot topics are included, as are more advanced areas of the theory. Structure and Reactions of Light Exotic Nuclei is intended for both experimental and theoretical physicists of graduate level and above.
Part I: Reactions with Light Exotic Nuclei. Introduction to Part I. Potential Scattering. Glauber Theory for Composite-Particle Scattering. High-energy Reactions of Halo Nuclei. Medium-energy Reactions of Halo Nuclei. Fragment Momentum Distribution in Reactions with Halo Nuclei. Coulomb Breakup Reactions of Halo Nuclei. Part II: Structure of Light Exotic Nuclei. Introduction to Part II. Correlated Gaussian Approach. Variational Procedure. Cluster Models. Cluster Model in the Correlated Gaussian Approach. Application to Exotic Nuclei.