Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124 (FAX): (865) 574-1268
The calculation and derivation of microscopic optical potentials for calculating scattering observables for elastic scattering from spin-zero nuclei has a long tradition. So called microscopic ‘full-folding’ models based on a nuclear density matrix and a fully-off-shell two-nucleon t-matrix have been developed mainly for closed shell nuclei heavier than Oxygen-16. Constructing microscopic optical potential for the Helium-6 isotope poses a two-fold challenge: First, Helium-6 is a loosely bound nucleus consisting of an alpha core and two valence neutrons. Second, Helium-6 as well as Helium-8 are not closed-shell nuclei. To address the first challenge, an optical potential based on the Watson first order multiple scattering ansatz is extended to accommodate the internal dynamics of a cluster model for the Helium-6 nucleus. Differential cross sections and analyzing powers are calculated for a set of energies, including 71MeV/nucleon and are discussed. In addressing the second challenge, the Watson optical potential has been extended to incorporate the open-shell structure of Helium-6 and Helium-8. Both those effects on the differential cross section and the polarization are discussed.
Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri 574-6124