Elastic scattering of polarized protons from [Formula Presented] has been measured at incident proton energies of 192, 295, and 400 MeV. Optical model calculations employing relativistic impulse approximations and a microscopic folding model using a nonrelativistic [Formula Presented] matrix are compared with the experimental results. In order to explain the experiment further, it is necessary to use a density distribution deduced from the charge distribution measured by electron scattering and to modify the nucleon-nucleon interaction in the nuclear medium by altering coupling constants between nucleons and mesons and also adjusting the masses of exchanged mesons.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics