A Global Elastic Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Potential

By: S. Weppner
Applet by: G. Diffendale and G. Vittorini
Phys. Rev. C 80, 034608 (2009)
correction in red to equation 1. of the paper below. Also a wrong sign in one of the numbers in the chart, also in red.

This is a Non Relativistic Distorted Wave Born Approximation
with a Relativistic Correction↑ using a modified Numerov Routine
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Java Applet that calculates the Global Optical Potential

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WP stands for Weppner-Penney, KD stands for Koning-Delaroche and is Ref. [5]. MD stands for Madland and is Ref. [4] The figures below were generated with the help of TALYS. Some TALYS input files for the WP and MD potentials are located here. This directory has source code (*.rb) to generate more files, potential files (*.pot), and example TALYS input files for Ca40.


$\displaystyle f_{WS}(r,{\cal R}_i,{\cal A}_i)=(1+\exp\left ((r-{\cal R}_i)/{\cal A}_i)\right)^{-1},$ (0.1)CORRECTION TO PAPER IN RED


Our complex phenemological optical model potential contains the traditional volume ($ V$ ), surface ($ S$ ), and spin-orbit ($ SO$ ) nuclear terms which are delineated using the standard Woods-Saxon form factors

$\displaystyle f_{WS}(r,{\cal R}_i,{\cal A}_i)=(1+\exp\left ((r-{\cal R}_i)/{\cal A}_i)\right)^{-1},$ (0.1)

where $ {\cal R}_i$ is the radius parameter and $ {\cal A}_i$ is the diffusive parameter. The $ i$ is a placeholder for the $ V$ , $ S$ , or $ SO$ designation. The phenemological optical model potential takes a standard form
    $\displaystyle {\cal U}(r,E,A,N,Z,MN)=$  
    $\displaystyle \Big(-{\cal V}_V(E,A,N,Z,MN)-i{\cal W}_V(E,A,N,Z,MN)\Big)
f_{WS}(r,{\cal R}_V,{\cal A}_V)$  
    $\displaystyle +4{\cal A}_S\Big({\cal V}_D(E,A)+i{\cal W}_D(E,A,N,Z)\Big)
\frac{d}{dr}f_{WS}(r,{\cal R}_S,{\cal A}_S)$  
    $\displaystyle +\frac{2}{r}\Big({\cal V}_{SO}(E,A,N,Z)+i{\cal W}_{SO}(E,A,N,Z)\Big)
\frac{d}{dr}f_{WS}(r,{\cal R}_{SO},{\cal A}_{SO})({\bf l\cdot\sigma})$  
    $\displaystyle +f_{coul}(r,{\cal R}_C,A,N,Z)$ (0.2)

where the $ {\cal V}_i$ and $ {\cal W}_i$ are the real and imaginary potential amplitudes respectively and $ f_{coul}(r,{\cal R}_C,A,N,Z)$ is the coulomb term which has the following traditional format with a proton projectile:
$\displaystyle f_{coul}(r,{\cal R}_C,A,N,Z) = \frac{Ze^2}{r},\;\;\;\;\;r\ge {\cal R}_C,$      
$\displaystyle f_{coul}(r,{\cal R}_C,A,N,Z) = \frac{Ze^2}{2{\cal R}_C}
\Big(3-\frac{r^2}{{{\cal R}_C}^2}\Big ), r\le {\cal R}_C.$     (0.3)

For a neutron projectile it is set to zero. For this potential $ {{\cal R}_C}$ takes on a functional form and is detailed below. The amplitudes, radii, and diffusive parameters have the following dependent variables:
$ \bullet$ E - projectile nucleon laboratory energy in MeV
$ \bullet$ A - Atomic number of the target nucleus
$ \bullet$ N - Number of neutrons in the target nucleus
$ \bullet$ Z - Number of protons in the target nucleus
$ \bullet$ $ \cal P$ - +1 if projectile is a proton, -1 if a neutron
$ \bullet$ MN - set to 1 if the target is traditionally singly magic
- set to 2 if the target is tradittionally doubly magic
- otherwise set to 0.

Explicity the amplitudes are given in the following polynomial formats:
The volume amplitudes:

    $\displaystyle {\cal V}_V=V_{V_0}+V_{V_1}A+V_{V_2}A^2+V_{V_3}A^3
+V_{V_5}E+V_{V_6}E^2+V_{V_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P} (N-Z)\Big(V_{V_{i0}}+V_{V_{i1}}A+V_{V_{i2}}A^2+V_{V_{i3}}A^3+V_{V_{i4}}A^4
+V_{V_{i5}}E+V_{V_{i6}}E^2\Big)$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle MN\Big(V_{V_{m0}}+V_{V_{m1}}A+V_{V_{m2}}A^2+V_{V_{m3}}A^3
+V_{V_{m5}}E+V_{V_{m6}}E^2\Big),$  


    $\displaystyle {\cal W}_V=W_{V_0}+W_{V_1}A+W_{V_2}A^2+W_{V_3}A^3
+W_{V_5}E+W_{V_6}E^2+W_{V_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P} (N-Z)\Big(W_{V_{i0}}+W_{V_{i1}}A+W_{V_{i2}}A^2+W_{V_{i3}}A^3+W_{V_{i4}}A^4
+W_{V_{i5}}E+W_{V_{i6}}E^2\Big)$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle MN\Big(W_{V_{m0}}+W_{V_{m1}}A+W_{V_{m2}}A^2+W_{V_{m3}}A^3
+W_{V_{m5}}E+W_{V_{m6}}E^2\Big).$  

The surface amplitudes:
    $\displaystyle {\cal V}_S=V_{S_0}+V_{S_1}A+V_{S_2}A^2+V_{S_3}A^3
+V_{S_5}E+V_{S_6}E^2+V_{S_7}E^3,$  


    $\displaystyle {\cal W}_S=W_{S_0}+W_{S_1}A+W_{S_2}A^2+W_{S_3}A^3
+W_{S_5}E+W_{S_6}E^2+W_{S_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P} (N-Z)\Big(W_{S_{i0}}+W_{S_{i1}}A+W_{S_{i2}}A^2+W_{S_{i3}}A^3+W_{S_{i4}}A^4
+W_{S_{i5}}E+W_{S_{i6}}E^2\Big).$  

The spin orbit amplitudes:
    $\displaystyle {\cal V}_{SO}=V_{{SO}_0}+V_{{SO}_1}A+V_{{SO}_2}A^2+V_{{SO}_3}A^3
+V_{{SO}_5}E+V_{{SO}_6}E^2+V_{{SO}_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P} (N-Z)\Big(V_{{SO}_{i0}}+V_{{SO}_{i1}}A+V_{{SO}_{i2}}A^2+V_{{SO}_{i3}}A^3+V_{{SO}_{i4}}A^4
+V_{{SO}_{i5}}E+V_{{SO}_{i6}}E^2\Big),$  


    $\displaystyle {\cal W}_{SO}=W_{{SO}_0}+W_{{SO}_1}A+W_{{SO}_2}A^2+W_{{SO}_3}A^3
+W_{{SO}_5}E+W_{{SO}_6}E^2+W_{{SO}_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P} (N-Z)\Big(W_{{SO}_{i0}}+W_{{SO}_{i1}}A+W_{{SO}_{i2}}A^2+W_{{SO}_{i3}}A^3+W_{{SO}_{i4}}A^4
+W_{{SO}_{i5}}E+W_{{SO}_{i6}}E^2\Big).$  

The volume radius and diffusive parameters:
    $\displaystyle {\cal R}_V=R_{V_0}+R_{V_1}A+R_{V_2}A^2+R_{V_3}A^3
+R_{V_5}E+R_{V_6}E^2+R_{V_7}E^3$  


    $\displaystyle {\cal A}_V=A_{V_0}+A_{V_1}A+A_{V_2}A^2+A_{V_3}A^3
+A_{V_5}E+A_{V_6}E^2+A_{V_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P}(N-Z)\Big(A_{V_{i0}}+A_{V_{i1}}A+A_{V_{i2}}A^2+A_{V_{i3}}A^3
+A_{V_{i5}}E+A_{V_{i6}}E^2+A_{V_{i7}}E^3\Big)$  

The surface radius and diffusive parameters:
    $\displaystyle {\cal R}_S=R_{S_0}+R_{S_1}A+R_{S_2}A^2+R_{S_3}A^3
+R_{S_5}E+R_{S_6}E^2+R_{S_7}E^3$  


    $\displaystyle {\cal A}_S=A_{S_0}+A_{S_1}A+A_{S_2}A^2+A_{S_3}A^3
+A_{S_5}E+A_{S_6}E^2+A_{S_7}E^3$  

the spin-orbit radius and diffusive parameters:
    $\displaystyle {\cal R}_{SO}=R_{{SO}_0}+R_{{SO}_1}A+R_{{SO}_2}A^2+R_{{SO}_3}A^3
+R_{{SO}_5}E+R_{{SO}_6}E^2+R_{{SO}_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P}(N-Z)\Big(R_{{SO}_{i0}}+R_{{SO}_{i1}}A+R_{{SO}_{i2}}A^2+R_{{SO}_{i3}}A^3
+R_{{SO}_{i5}}E+R_{{SO}_{i6}}E^2+R_{{SO}_{i7}}E^3\Big)$  


    $\displaystyle {\cal A}_{SO}=A_{{SO}_0}+A_{{SO}_1}A+A_{{SO}_2}A^2+A_{{SO}_3}A^3
+A_{{SO}_5}E+A_{{SO}_6}E^2+A_{{SO}_7}E^3$  

and finaly the the coulumb radius parameter:
    $\displaystyle {\cal R}_{C}=R_{{C}_0}+R_{{C}_1}A+R_{{C}_2}A^2+R_{{C}_3}A^3
+R_{{C}_5}E+R_{{C}_6}E^2+R_{{C}_7}E^3$  
$\displaystyle +$   $\displaystyle {\cal P}(N-Z)\Big (\frac{2Z}{A}\Big )^{\frac{1}{3}}
\Big (R_{{C}_...
...}_{i3}}A^3+R_{{C}_{i4}}A^4
+R_{{C}_{i5}}E+R_{{C}_{i6}}E^2+R_{{C}_{i7}}E^3\Big )$  

These parameters are listed in table 1.

Table 1: These are the polynomial parameters which are used in the formula above.
Model 0 $ 1$ $ 2$ $ 3$ $ 4$ $ 5$ $ 6$ $ 7$
$ V$ +5.703E1 +4.099E-1 -8.656E-3 +5.793E-5 -- -5.881E-1 +1.822E-3 --
$ V_i$ -7.810E0 +1.054E0 -4.616E-2 +8.384E-4 -5.416E-6 -6.729E-3 +3.684E-5 --
$ V_m$ -3.723E-1 +6.563E-3 -5.308E-4 +7.987E-6 -- +2.515E-3 -5.607E-6 --
$ W$ -1.897E0 -1.843E-1 +5.034E-3 -3.814E-5 -- +2.367E-1 -1.423E-3 2.556E-6
$ W_i$ +8.216E0 -8.359E-1 +3.221E-2 -5.426E-4 +3.320E-6 +8.446E-3 -2.644E-5 --
$ W_m$ -3.781E0 +1.818E-1 -4.772E-3 +3.374E-5 -- +4.157E-2 -2.149E-4 --
$ V_S$ -4.612E-1 -1.178E-2 +9.658E-4 -1.270E-5 -- +7.906E-3 -4.230E-5 --
$ W_S$ +6.189E0 +1.740E-1 -4.790E-3 +3.670E-5 -- -6.423E-2 -3.753E-4 +3.096E-6
$ W_{S_i}$ +3.471E0 -4.265E-1 +1.670E-2 -2.828E-4 +1.744E-6 +1.449E-2 -8.093E-5 --
$ V_{SO}$ +1.562E1 -1.202E-1 +1.765E-3 -- -- -1.923E-1 +1.168E-3 -2.400E-6
$ V_{SO_i}$ -3.666E0 +7.228E-1 -3.524E-2 +6.493E-4 -4.151E-6 +2.472E-3 -3.317E-6 --
$ W_{SO}$ +3.929E-1 +1.660E-1 -5.369E-3 +4.646E-5 -- -3.702E-2 +9.223E-5 --
$ W_{SO_i}$ +5.399E0 -4.639E-1 +1.718E-2 -2.809E-4 +1.696E-6 -1.720E-2 +1.234E-4 --
$ R_V$ +1.491E0 -1.971E-2 +5.447E-4 -4.561E-6 -- -6.255E-3 +9.064E-5 -3.187E-7
$ A_V$ +1.933E-1 +3.484E-2 -9.172E-4 +6.999E-6 -- +5.762E-3 -6.097E-5 +1.929E-7
$ A_{V_i}$ +2.207E-3 +5.253E-3 -1.970E-4 +2.043E-6 -- -5.014E-4 +1.898E-6 --
$ R_S$ +8.599E-1 -5.657E-3 +8.884E-5 +7.253E-7 -- +1.024E-2 -4.166E-5 --
$ A_S$ +9.477E-1 +5.097E-3 +1.201E-4 -2.824E-6 -- -1.255E-2 +4.597E-5 --
$ R_{SO}$ +8.293E-1 +3.098E-2 -7.747E-4 +6.035E-6 -- -3.894E-3 +1.799E-5 --
$ R_{SO_i}$ -1.132E-1 -5.916E-4 +3.596E-6 -- -- +4.458E-3 -4.652E-5 +1.521E-7
$ A_{SO}$ +9.239E-1 +3.091E-2 -7.702E-4 +5.982E-6 -- -1.874E-2 +1.576E-4 -4.161E-7
$ R_C$ +3.604E0 -2.103E-1 +7.753E-3 -8.155E-5 -- +1.074E-1 -6.348E-4 --
$ R_{C_i}$ +3.404E-1 -1.038E-1 +1.294E-3 -- -- +4.501E-2 -3.729E-4 +9.467E-7





↑ A. Nadasen et al. "Elastic Scattering of 80-180 MeV Protons and the Proton-Nucleus Optical Potential."
Physical Review C 23 (1981): 1023-1043.

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Stephen Weppner 2009-06-24