The information content of antiproton-nucleus scattering data

E. Friedman*, J. Lichtenstadt

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Elastic scattering of 180 MeV antiprotons by C, 16O, 18O and Ca and of 47 MeV antiprotons by Ca is analyzed with the help of an optical model. Model-independent Fourier-Bessel (FB) description of the potential leads to excellent fits to the data and clearly shows that the potential is well-defined only at the extreme surface region. Simple density-independent folding model approach leads to equally good fits and to full consistency with the FB potentials. The information content of the data regarding the optical potential is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-583
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number4
StatePublished - 28 Jul 1986


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