Research Mentor and Department
Willem Dickhoff, Physics
A review of developments for the application of the dispersive optical model (DOM) to 208Pb is presented. By providing appropriate parameters describing real and imaginary parts of a nonlocal self-energy, connected through a dispersion relation, reasonable reproductions of both scattering and bound-state properties are generated. By fitting these parameters to experimental data, a more accurate description of the neutron skin may be achieved, which would have implications for the physics of neutron stars.