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PROBING THE EQUATION OF STATE OF NUCLEAR MATTER IN THE NUCLEAR RAINBOW SCATTERING

    Abstract:

    We present a brief overview of the light wave interference in the atmospheric rainbow and how a similar mechanism can be observed in the elastic nucleus-nucleus scattering which gives rise to the nuclear rainbow. The latter phenomenon, observed at energies of around few tens MeV/nucleon, has been well investigated based on the basic concepts of the nuclear optical model. Given a weak absorption associated with the nuclear rainbow scattering, the observed data can be used to probe the density dependence of the effective nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction based on the folding model study of elastic scattering. Most of the rainbow scattering data were found to be best described by a density dependent NN interaction which gives a nuclear incompressibility K ≈ 230-260 MeV in the Hartree-Fock calculation of nuclear matter. This result implies a rather soft equation of state of nuclear matter.