Analytical solution of dispersion relations for the nuclear optical model

J. M. VanderKam, G. J. Weisel, W. Tornow

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Analytical solutions of dispersion integral relations, linking the real and imaginary parts of the nuclear optical model, have been derived. These are displayed for some widely used forms of the volume-and surface-absorptive nuclear potentials. When the analytical solutions are incorporated into the optical-model search code GENOA, replacing a numerical integration, the code runs three and a half to seven times faster, greatly aiding the analysis of direct-reaction, elastic scattering data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1787-1794
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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