Nuclei formation: Coalescence
- Stephan Koenigstorfer (TUM)
The process by which nuclei are formed is a very complex and interesting question. The coalescence model tries to answer it by assigning a probability for two or more nucleons to get together to form nuclei depending on their relative positions and momenta, resulting in a microscopic description of nuclei formation. This process can be studied in detail, considering both the spacial and momentum correlations between the produced constituents and the quantum mechanical probability to enter the bound state. Thus, both the interactions between the nucleons and the multi nucleon source play an important role in coalescence. The aim of the talk in this workshop is to discuss the effects impacting coalescence in detail.