Low Energy n–p and n–d Scattering with Deng–Fan Potential


  • B. Khirali Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology
  • B. Swain Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology
  • S. Laha Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology
  • U. Laha Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology




Deng–Fan potential, variable phase approach, scattering phase parameters, cross-section, analyzing power, n–p and n–d systems


In any first approach toward a nuclear structure problem, one presumes the nucleons to be elementary particles. The failure or success of this approach may then instruct us something about the significance of sub-nuclear degrees of freedom. The Deng–Fan potential, although extensively used in molecular dynamics to reproduce several observables for the atomic-atomic and atomic-molecular interactions, is parametrized for nuclear systems to fit low-energy observables. By exploiting the variable phase approach (VPA) to potential scattering, phase parameters, cross-sections and analyzing powers are estimated for the nucleon–nucleon and nucleon–nucleus systems. Our results show good concurrence with the earlier theoretical and experimental data within this simple model of interaction.


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Khirali, B., Swain, B., Laha, S., & Laha, U. (2024). Low Energy n–p and n–d Scattering with Deng–Fan Potential. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 69(4), 247. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe69.4.247



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