Results from K± elastic and inelastic scattering from C12 and Ca40 are reported. The data were all taken at an incident momentum of 800 MeV/c over an angular range from 2°to 38°. The elastic data are compared to first-order optical model calculations in coordinate and momentum space; good qualitative agreement is obtained. The inelastic data (from C12 only) are compared to distorted-wave Born approximation calculations, and good agreement is found if "realistic" inelastic transition densities are used. Although a first-order optical potential description does not describe the data fully, there are strong indications of the increased penetrability of K+ over K- in this energy range. NUCLEAR REACTIONS C12(K±,K±)C12, Ca40(K±,K±)Ca40, E=442 MeV (800 MeV/c), measured () for elastic and inelastic scattering, compared to optical model and DWBA calculations, deduced optical potential parameters; =2°-38°, =1°.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics