The reaction cross section (σ R) is calculated using the optical limit of the Glauber theory. A density-dependent effective nucleon-nucleon (NN) cross section σ NN is considered. Finite and zero range NN interactions are studied. The effect of finite range and an appropriate local density can increase σ R up to 20% compared to the zero range at constant density (0.16 fm -3), while a zero range calculation with free NN cross section increases σ R up to 13%. These factors affect the values of the rms radii for neutron rich nuclei extracted from σ R. ©2005 The American Physical Society.

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