Microscopic approach to He 3 scattering

Masakazu Toyokawa, Takuma Matsumoto, Kosho Minomo, Masanobu Yahiro

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We propose a practical folding model to describe He3 elastic scattering. In the model, He3 optical potentials are constructed by making the folding procedure twice. First the nucleon-target potential is evaluated by folding the Melbourne g matrix with the target density and localizing the nonlocal folding potential with the Brieva-Rook method, and second the resulting local nucleon-target potential is folded with the He3 density. This double single-folding model well describes He3 elastic scattering from Ni58 and Pb208 targets in a wide incident-energy range from 30 to 150 MeV/nucleon with no adjustable parameter. Spin-orbit force effects on differential cross sections are found to be appreciable only at higher incident energies such as 150 MeV/nucleon. Three-nucleon breakup effects of He3 are investigated with the continuum discretized coupled-channels method and are found to be appreciable only at lower incident energies around 40 MeV/nucleon. Effects of knock-on exchange processes are also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064610
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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