The NUMEN project: probing nuclear response to weak interaction by nuclear reactions

Carbone D., Agodi C., Bellone J., Burrello S., Calabrese S., Cappuzzello F., ...More

28th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC), Cape-Town, South Africa, 11 - 16 September 2022 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1742-6596/2586/1/012133
  • City: Cape-Town
  • Country: South Africa
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Different reactions channels induced by the O-18 + Ca-40 collisions at 275 MeV incident energy are simultaneously measured and analysed consistently within the same reaction and structure frameworks within the NUMEN project. The project aims to provide data-driven information for the determination of the nuclear matrix elements involved in the neutrinoless double beta decay. In particular, the elastic and inelastic scattering, one- and two-proton transfer, one-neutron transfer, and single charge exchange reactions are explored. The full quantum-mechanical calculations, performed by including microscopic nuclear structure inputs, describe well all the experimental data, giving support to a multi-channel strategy for the analysis of heavy-ion induced direct reactions.