Global Microscopic Description of Nucleon-Nucleus Scattering with Quantified Uncertainties Academic Article uri icon


  • We develop for the first time a microscopic global nucleon-nucleus optical potential with quantified uncertainties suitable for analyzing nuclear reaction experiments at next-generation rare-isotope beam facilities. Within the improved local density approximation and without any adjustable parameters, we begin by computing proton-nucleus and neutron-nucleus optical potentials from a set of five nuclear forces from chiral effective field theory for 1800 target nuclei in the mass range 12≤A≤242 for energies between 0  MeV

author list (cited authors)

  • Whitehead, T. R., Lim, Y., & Holt, J. W.

complete list of authors

  • Whitehead, TR||Lim, Y||Holt, JW

publication date

  • January 1, 2021 11:11 AM