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Discerning the neutron density distribution of 208Pb from nucleon elastic scattering


Karataglidis, S and Amos, K and Brown, BA and Deb, PK, Discerning the neutron density distribution of 208Pb from nucleon elastic scattering, Physical Review C, 65, (4) pp. 044306. ISSN 0556-2813 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.65.044306


In this paper we seek a measure of the neutron density of 208Pb from analyses of intermediate-energy nucleon elastic scattering. The pertinent model for such analyses is based on coordinate space nonlocal optical potentials obtained from model nuclear ground-state densities. Those potentials give predictions of integral observables and of angular distributions, which show sensitivity to the neutron density. When compared with experiment, and correlated with analyses of electron scattering data, the results suggest that 208Pb has a neutron skin thickness of ∼0.17 fm.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
Research Field:Nuclear Physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
UTAS Author:Deb, PK (Dr Pradip Deb)
ID Code:47644
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:101
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2007-10-02
Last Modified:2011-11-24

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