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A beam of low energy protons is observed to scatter elastically from a target of neutrons. Sketch the variation of the differential cross section with the resulting scattering angle and comment on a characteristic feature of the strong force than can be deduced.

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

I've attached a graph of what I think this looks like, roughly (differential cross section y (mb/sr), angle x (deg))

However I'm more interested in the second part of the question... all I have in my notes here is that the "strong force matter distribution is well fit by a Saxon-Woods potential", but that doesn't tell me what characteristic the graph is highlighting. Can anyone familiar with this area suggest anything? Thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Strong force, low energy proton scattering

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