Proton scattering observables from Skyrme-Hartree-Fock densities

S. Karataglidis, K. R. Henninger, W. A. Richter, K. Amos

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Proton and neutron densities from Skyrme-Hartree-Fock (SHF) calculations are used to generate non-local (g-folding) proton-nucleus optical potentials. They are formed by folding the densities with realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions. The potentials are then used to calculate differential cross sections and spin observables for proton scattering. Good agreement with data has been found, supporting those found previously when using SHF charge densities in analyses of electron scattering data. That agreement was improved by use of (shell model) occupation numbers to constrain the HF iterations. That, in part, is also the case with analyses of proton scattering data. The g-folding method is extended to exotic nuclei by including data for neutron-rich sd-shell nuclei from the inverse kinematics of scattering from hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-125
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2010


  • Exotic nuclei
  • Proton scattering
  • Shell model
  • Skyrme-Hartree-Fock methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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