In this presentation I summarize our progress in the study of nuclear clustering where we use the modern configuration interaction approach combined with ideas and methods from reaction physics. The construction of alpha channels where the intrinsic wave function of the alpha particle is obtained from a no-core shell model calculation and application of the Resonating Group Method are our major new developments.
Several studies of realistic nuclei addressing the role of different structural components of the alpha particle will be presented. Recent observations of very broad alpha clustering states in 18O and 20Ne are presented as a possible manifestation of the super-radiance phenomenon; the phenomenon where states restructure due to their interaction with the reaction continuum.
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