Physical Review Letters

Relativistic Impulse-Approximation Calculation of p-Nucleus Elastic Scattering

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The first calculations of p-nucleus elastic scattering using the relativistic impulse approximation are presented and compared with the recent 46.8-MeV p-C12 elastic scattering data. The calculated cross sections agree well with the data. The differences between relativistic and nonrelativistic impulse-approximation calculations using the same input are small. © 1984 The American Physical Society.