Clusters are copiously formed in heavy-ion collisions. This has been a challenging problem for transport models which are usually based on singlenucleon motions. Even in molecular dynamics approaches, clusters should be explicitly treated as quantum correlations. I will review how clusters are introduced in antisymmetrized molecular dynamics, and discuss the strong impacts of cluster correlations on reaction dynamics and observables.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)