Microscopic optical potentials for nucleon-nucleus scattering

S. Karataglidis, M. B. Chadwick

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Microscopic optical potentials for nucleon-nucleus (NA) scattering obtained from the folding of the effective g matrices, solutions of the Bruckner-Bethe-Goldstone equation, with the densities of the target, are applied to the case of neutron-nucleus scattering. Given that the optical potentials are specified in all two-body angular momentum, spin and isospin channels available to the NA scattering, the only difference in this model description of proton and neutron scattering observables for a given nucleus is in the inclusion of the Coulomb interaction. A priori microscopic optical model predictions for neutron and proton elastic scattering are compared with results from a phenomenological optical model and with data. New measurements are recommended to reduce discrepancies in the existing database, and to differentiate between different theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064601
Pages (from-to)646011-646017
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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