From ab initio structure predictions to reaction calculations via EFT

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date



© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. We study how EFT can improve the description of reactions used to study the structure of exotic nuclei. Using Halo EFT helps constraining the potential that simulates the interaction between the projectile constituents. It enables us to include ab initio results within the reaction model and to clearly identify the nuclear properties probed by the reaction. New local chiral EFT nucleon-nucleon interactions can also be used to derive nucleus-nucleus optical potentials from first principles, which can provide reliable inputs in reaction modelling.