Probing the densities of Sn isotopes

K. Amos, S. Karataglidis, J. Dobaczewski

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Proton and neutron densities have been obtained for the even-even isotopes of Sn from 100Sn to 176Sn using a Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov model with a Skyrme interaction. The matter densities so defined have been used with realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions in a folding model to specify optical potentials for the elastic scattering of protons with energies in the range 40-200 MeV. Those potentials have been used to make predictions of the differential cross sections and spin observables for proton scattering. As the target mass increases, the emergence of the neutron skin in the Sn isotopes is revealed by marked effects in the differential cross section. Comparisons with available data show how similar scattering data for the neutron-rich isotopes may provide constraints for the model structures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024607
Pages (from-to)024607-1-024607-14
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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