The super-radiant mechanism and the widths of compound nuclear states

N. Auerbach*

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In the introduction I will present the theory of the super-radiant mechanism as applied to various phenomena. I will then discuss the statistics of resonance widths in a many-body Fermi system with open decay channels. Depending on the strength of the coupling to the continuum such systems show deviations from the standard Porter-Thomas distribution. The deviations result from the process of increasing interaction of the intrinsic states through the common decay channels. In the limit of very strong coupling this leads to super-radiance. The results I will present are important for the understanding of recent experimental data concerning the width distribution of compound neutron resonances in nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012023
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
EventHorizons of Innovative Theories, Experiments, and Supercomputing in Nuclear Physics, HITES 2012 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20127 Jun 2012


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