Physics and Astronomy
The effects of relativistic kinematics are studied for nuclear collisions of equal mass nuclei. It is found that the relativistic and non-relativistic elastic scattering amplitudes are nearly indistinguishable, and, hence, the relativistic and non-relativistic differential cross sections become indistinguishable. These results are explained by analyzing the Lippmann–Schwinger equation with the first order optical potential that was employed in the calculation.
Physics Letters B
Werneth, C. M.,
Maung, K. M.,
(2015). Relativistic Elastic Differential Cross Sections for Equal Mass Nuclei. Physics Letters B, 749, 331-336.
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