A Comparison of Proximity Potentials in the Analysis of Heavy-Ion Elastic Cross Sections
To obtain alternative nuclear potentials is very important in explaining the heavy-ion reactions, as well as light-ion ones. For this purpose, a comprehensive analysis of six different proximity potentials ([1, 9–12, 15]) is performed for the first time in the present study. In order to see the availability of the potentials, the elastic-scattering angular distributions of 40Ca by different target nuclei from 32S to 208Pb are calculated within the framework of the optical model. The theoretical results are compared with each other and with experimental data. The similarities and differences of the potentials are discussed, and some alternative potentials are proposed.
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