Toward a global description of the nucleus-nucleus interaction

Physical Review C (Impact Factor: 3.72). 02/2002; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.66.014610
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT Extensive systematization of theoretical and experimental nuclear densities and of optical potential strengths exctracted from heavy-ion elastic scattering data analyses at low and intermediate energies are presented.The energy-dependence of the nuclear potential is accounted for within a model based on the nonlocal nature of the interaction.The systematics indicate that the heavy-ion nuclear potential can be described in a simple global way through a double-folding shape,which basically depends only on the density of nucleons of the partners in the collision.The poissibility of extracting information about the nucleon-nucleon interaction from the heavy-ion potential is investigated. Comment: 12 pages,12 figures

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