Analysis of a low-energy correction to the eikonal approximation

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Extensions of the eikonal approximation to low energy (20 MeV/nucleon typically) are studied. The relation between the dynamical eikonal approximation (DEA) and the continuum-discretized coupled-channels method with the eikonal approximation (E-CDCC) is discussed. When Coulomb interaction is artificially turned off, DEA and E-CDCC are shown to give the same breakup cross section, within 3% error, of C15 on Pb208 at 20 MeV/nucleon. When the Coulomb interaction is included, the difference is appreciable and none of these models agrees with full CDCC calculations. An empirical correction significantly reduces this difference. In addition, E-CDCC has a convergence problem. By including a quantum-mechanical correction to E-CDCC for lower partial waves between C15 and Pb208, this problem is resolved and the result perfectly reproduces full CDCC calculations at a lower computational cost.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034617
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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