Nuclear forward glory, σ and f (0°) in the scattering of He by carbon

A.N. Ostrowski, A.C. Shotter, W. Galster, S. Cherubini, T. Davinson, A.M. Laird, A. Ninane

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Abstract

Using the generalized optical theorem for charged particles, the total reaction cross section σ and the nuclear scattering amplitude f at 0° have been determined model independently for the first time in the He+ C system. A large fraction of σ is accounted for by f(0°) - a manifestation of the nuclear forward glory effect. A comparison with the Li+ C system supports the prediction that the high break-up probability of He reduces the fraction of the total reaction cross section accounted for by the nuclear scattering amplitude at 0°.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646031-646035
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C
Volume60
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999

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