## Abstract

Differential cross sections and analyzing powers for elastic proton scattering from, and for inelastic proton scattering to a set of 2_{1}^{+} states in, ^{12}C, ^{20}Ne, ^{24}Mg, ^{28}Si and ^{40}Ca, and for a set of energies between 35 to 250 MeV, have been analyzed. A g-folding model has been used to determine optical potentials and a microscopic distorted wave approximation taken to analyze the inelastic data. The effective nucleon-nucleon interactions used to specify the optical potentials have also been used as the transition operators in the inelastic scattering processes. Shell and large space Hartree-Fock models of structure have been used to describe the nuclear states. The calculations are in general agreement with the data when the cross sections are in excess of ∼ 1 mb / sr (elastic) and ∼ 0.1 mb / sr (inelastic, 2_{1}^{+}), which suggests that other small effects (such as coupled-channel diagrams) are necessary before agreement between theory and data can be found at large scattering angles. However, the agreement found otherwise gives credibility to the models of structure considered.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 119-144 |

Number of pages | 26 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics A |

Volume | 807 |

Issue number | 3-4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 15 Jul 2008 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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