Optical model potentials involving loosely bound p-shell nuclei around 10 MeV/nucleon Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the results of a search for optical model potentials for use in the description of elastic scattering and transfer reactions involving stable and radioactive p-shell nuclei. This was done in connection with our program to use transfer reactions to obtain data for nuclear astrophysics, in particular for the determination of the astrophysical [Formula Presented] factor for [Formula Presented] using two [Formula Presented] proton transfer reactions. Elastic scattering was measured using [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] projectiles on [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] targets at or about [Formula Presented] Woods-Saxon type optical model potentials were extracted and are compared with potentials obtained from a microscopic double folding model. Several nucleon-nucleon effective interactions were used: M3Y with zero range and finite range exchange term, two density dependent versions of M3Y and the effective interaction of Jeukenne, Lejeune, and Mahaux. We find that the latter one, which has an independent imaginary part, gives the best description. Furthermore, we find the renormalization constant for the real part of the folding potential to be nearly independent of the projectile-target combination at this energy and that no renormalization is needed for the imaginary part. From this analysis, we are able to eliminate an ambiguity in optical model parameters and thus better determine the asymptotic normalization coefficient for [Formula Presented] Finally we use these results to find optical model potentials for unstable nuclei with emphasis on the reliability of the description they provide for peripheral proton transfer reactions. We discuss the uncertainty introduced by the procedure in the prediction of the distorted wave Born approximation cross sections for the [Formula Presented] reactions used in extracting the astrophysical factor [Formula Presented]. © 2000 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Trache, L., Azhari, A., Clark, H. L., Gagliardi, C. A., Lui, Y., Mukhamedzhanov, A. M., Tribble, R. E., & Carstoiu, F.

citation count

  • 87

publication date

  • January 2000