Reverse-Engineering the Neutron-Nucleus Interaction

Gregorio Potel Aguilar | 21-ERD-006

Executive Summary

This project will develop a new nuclear reaction-theory formalism to better determine the effective neutron-nucleus interaction, which is essential to accurate simulations for predicting the behavior of nuclear matter. Better simulations of nuclear behavior are necessary to support stockpile stewardship and nuclear forensic missions and advance the field of nuclear physics.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

M. Weinert, et al., 2021, “The microscopic structure of the low-energy electric dipole response of 120Sn,” accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. C.