Elastic scattering of the proton drip-line nucleus F-17

Blackmon J., Carstoiu F., Trache L., Bardayan D., Brune C., Gagliardi C., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.72, no.3, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.72.034606
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Precision data have been obtained for the elastic scattering of F-17 on C-12 and N-14 at 10 MeV/nucleon to clarify the reaction mechanism for loosely bound nuclei at low energies and to assess the validity of a double-folding procedure to predict optical model potentials for use in indirect methods for nuclear astrophysics. The double-folding procedure incorporates density and energy-dependent effective nucleon-nucleon interactions with realistic densities consistent with experimentally determined asymptotic normalization coefficients. The derived potentials provide an excellent description of the data and point to a complete dominance of absorption at the barrier. A semiclassical analysis in terms of multireflection barrier-internal barrier series expansion of the scattering amplitude shows that only the barrier component survives in the scattering process, pointing to the peripheral character of the reactions.