Neutron-neutron quasifree scattering in neutron-deuteron breakup at 10 MeV

Journal Article (Journal Article)

New measurements of the neutron-neutron quasifree scattering cross section in neutron-deuteron breakup at an incident neutron energy of 10.0 MeV are reported. The experiment setup was optimized to evaluate the technique for determining the integrated beam-target luminosity in neutron-neutron coincidence cross-section measurements in neutron-deuteron breakup. The measurements were carried out with a systematic uncertainty of ±5.6%. Our data are in agreement with theoretical calculations performed using the CD-Bonn nucleon-nucleon potential in the Faddeev formalism. The measured integrated cross section over the quasifree peak is 20.5±0.5(stat)±1.1(sys)mb/sr2 in comparison with the theory prediction of 20.1mb/sr2. These results validate our technique for determining the beam-target luminosity in neutron-deuteron breakup measurements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Malone, RC; Crowell, AS; Cumberbatch, LC; Fallin, BA; Friesen, FQL; Howell, CR; Malone, CR; Ticehurst, DR; Tornow, W; Markoff, DM; Crowe, BJ; WitaƂa, H

Published Date

  • March 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 3

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9993

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2469-9985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.034002

Citation Source

  • Scopus