Asymptotic normalization coefficients in nuclear reactions and nuclear astrophysics
Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, 77843, College Station, TX, USA
2 Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991, Moscow, Russia
Accepted: 1 December 2021
Published online: 14 February 2022
The asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) is a fundamental nuclear characteristic of bound states and resonances. The ANC plays an important role in low-energy elastic scattering, transfer and radiative capture reactions, and provides a powerful indirect method in nuclear astrophysics. In this comprehensive review the main properties of the ANC and the role of the ANC in nuclear reactions and nuclear astrophysics are discussed. Also different experimental and theoretical methods of determining the ANCs are addressed.
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