A recent paper has shown that empirical values of J, the volume integral per nucléon of the real part of the nucleon optical potential, for intermediate-mass nuclei do not follow the predictions of the Lane model. We calculate the optical potentials using first-order Brueckner theory, obtain the corresponding values of J, and compare these with the empirical values. Agreement with some of the empirical features is obtained but major qualitative discrepancies remain. We trace these discrepancies to the method used to extract values of J from the experimental scattering cross sections.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics