I will describe recent developments in ab initio no-core shell model (NCSM)  calculations for light nuclei including electromagnetic moment and transition investigations in Li, Be and C isotopes. Also, I will discuss our effort to build a new ab initio many-body approach  capable of describing simultaneously both bound and scattering states in light nuclei, by combining the resonating-group method  with the ab initio no-core shell model. In this way, we complement a microscopic-cluster technique with the use of realistic interactions, and a microscopic and consistent description of the nucleon clusters, while preserving Pauli principle and translational symmetry. I will present results for neutron and proton scattering on light nuclei, including n- and p-4He, and n-7Li. Finally, I will discuss extension of our approach to include deuteron-nucleus channels.
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Prepared by LLNL under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. Support from the U.S. DOE/SC/NP (Work Proposal No. SCW0498), LLNL LDRD Grant No. PLS-09-ERD-020, and from the U. S. Department of Energy Grant DE-FC02-07ER41457 is acknowledged.
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