Radiative neutron capture on carbon-14 in effective field theory

Gautam Rupak, Lakma Fernando, Akshay Vaghani
2012 Physical Review C  
The cross section for radiative capture of neutron on carbon-14 is calculated using the model-independent formalism of halo effective field theory. The dominant contribution from E1 transition is considered, and the cross section is expressed in terms of elastic scattering parameters of the effective range expansion. Contributions from both resonant and non-resonant interaction are calculated. Significant interference between these leads to a capture contribution that deviates from simple Breit-Wigner resonance form.
doi:10.1103/physrevc.86.044608 fatcat:qenmicbs3ncwpbkbu536nz4smy