Smoothed square well potential

P. Salamon, T. Vertse

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The classical square well potential is smoothed with a finite range smoothing function in order to get a new simple strictly finite range form for the phenomenological nuclear potential. The smoothed square well form becomes exactly zero smoothly at a finite distance, in contrast to the Woods-Saxon form. If the smoothing range is four times the diffuseness of the Woods-Saxon shape both the central and the spin-orbit terms of the Woods-Saxon shape are reproduced reasonably well. The bound single-particle energies in a Woods-Saxon potential can be well reproduced with those in the smoothed square well potential. The same is true for the complex energies of the narrow resonances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number152
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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