Klein-Gordon equation in a coupled channels description of elastic and inelastic scattering

Haiduke Sarafian, M. A. Kagarlis, Mikkel B. Johnson

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We show that, in contrast to the case of elastic scattering of spinless particles from composite targets, Klein-Gordon dynamics is not a natural choice for the description of their inelastic scattering in the standard coupled channels method. We propose one way to overcome the difficulty, showing that Klein-Gordon dynamics may be used in practical calculations within the coupled channels framework provided that the optical potential is modified in a straightforward manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1500-1503
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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