Nucleon mean-free path in the medium
1 Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
2 EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, United Kingdom
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Published online: 20 March 2014
A microscopic determination of the mean-free path of a nucleon in symmetric nuclear matter is presented. Calculations are based on self-consistent Green’s functions theory within the ladder approximation and use dierent realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials supplemented by semi-phenomenological three-body forces. Temperature and density dependence are discussed. At zero temperature and nuclear saturation density we find that, for energies above 50 MeV, a nucleon has a mean-free path of 4 to 5 fermi.
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