Resolution of discrepancy between backward angle cross-section data for neutron-deuteron elastic scattering


Journal Article

High-accuracy differential cross-section data for neutron-deuteron elastic scattering at centre-of-mass backward angles in the range from 140° to 178° have been measured to accuracies better than ±3% for incident neutron energies of 8.0, 10.0, and 14.0 MeV. The measurements were made by detection of the recoil deuterons and protons from a mixed CD2-CH2 foil. The new data are compared to existing data and to three-nucleon calculations with the Bonn-B nucleon-nucleon potential. We conclude that the present measurements unambiguously resolve the discrepancies among previously reported data of the same type. © 1994 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Howell, CR; Tornow, W; Setze, HR; Braun, RT; Trotter, DEG; Roper, CD; Pedroni, RS; Grimes, SM; Brient, CE; Al-Niemi, N; Goeckner, FC; Mertens, G

Published Date

  • September 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 127 - 142

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-5411

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0177-7963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01355285

Citation Source

  • Scopus