Analysis of regionwise absorption in heavy-ion scattering

D. Dutta, Y. K. Gambhir

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The contributions to the reaction cross-section from a shell of radius r and thickness Δ around the scattering centre in an optical-model analysis is calculated for a wide range of systems. It is demonstrated that, unlike in nucleon-nucleus scattering, in nucleus-nucleus scattering the volume absorptive optical potential does not imply that absorption is taking place in the entire nuclear volume; it is confined mostly to the surface region. Our calculations trace the origin of this behaviour to the Coulomb potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-635
Number of pages9
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 05-1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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