A predictive model of nucleon-nucleus scattering cross sections

Ken Amos, Pradip Deb, Steven Karataglidis, David G. Madland

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Nucleon total reaction and neutron total cross sections as well as angular variables including spin observables from 25 to 300 MeV for all stable nuclei from 6Li to 238U have been predicted that are in good agreement with measured data. Those predictions have been made using non-local, energy dependent, and complex optical potentials in coordinate space formed by full folding of effective nucleon-nucleon interactions with realistic nuclear ground state densities. By inverse kinematics the same model prescription describes exotic (radioactive) nuclei scattering from hydrogen as a target and the results reveal the extended (neutron) distributions such nuclei can have.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-741
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Integrated and angular
  • Microscopic optical model predictions
  • Nucleon-nucleus cross sections
  • Stable and unstable nuclei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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