Antiproton-nuclei cross sections with Woods-Saxon potential at low energies
1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione (DII), Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
2 INFN - Sezione di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
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Published online: 27 April 2022
The present knowledge of the antinucleons elastic scattering and annihilation processes in matter at low energies is limited to a few nuclei data in a small phase-space. Optical potential models are useful tools for modelling nuclear strong interaction of antinucleons with matter providing predictions at very low energies where data are missing. New calculations of elastic and annihilation cross sections for antiproton with nuclei using an optical potential of Woods-Saxon (WS) shape are presented. Preliminary predictions at low energies for carbon and calcium show clearly-measurable nuclear effects for nuclear elastic cross sections at large angles and momenta greater than 50 MeV/c. Some discrepancies in annihilation cross section comparing predictions and data are present using the same fitting parameters.
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