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Calculating broad neutron resonances in a cut-off Woods-Saxon potential


In a cut-off Woods-Saxon (CWS) potential with realistic depth S -matrix poles being far from the imaginary wave number axis form a sequence where the distances of the consecutive resonances are inversely proportional with the cut-off radius value, which is an unphysical parameter. Other poles lying closer to the imaginary wave number axis might have trajectories with irregular shapes as the depth of the potential increases. Poles being close repel each other, and their repulsion is responsible for the changes of the directions of the corresponding trajectories. The repulsion might cause that certain resonances become antibound and later resonances again when they collide on the imaginary axis. The interaction is extremely sensitive to the cut-off radius value, which is an apparent handicap of the CWS potential.

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Baran, Á., Noszály, C., Salamon, P. et al. Calculating broad neutron resonances in a cut-off Woods-Saxon potential. Eur. Phys. J. A 51, 76 (2015).

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  • Imaginary Axis
  • Broad Resonance
  • Double Pole
  • Nuclear Potential
  • Decay Resonance