Neutron-deuteron elastic scattering and breakup reactions below 20 MeV

Journal Article

In this paper we review the results of a series of high-accuracy measurements on the neutron-deuteron (n-d) scattering system at incident neutron energies below 20 MeV. These measurements were designed to: 1) provide data of sufficient accuracy to be used to refine the parametrization of the nucleon-nucleon force, 2) to test the reaction dynamics in the "rigorous" calculations of three-nucleon (3N) breakup reactions, and 3) identify 3N scattering observables that are specifically sensitive to three-nucleon forces and/or off-shell effects. At TUNL we have measured vector analyzing powers Ay (θ) for n-d elastic scattering and the breakup reaction to an accuracy better than ± 0.005 and ± 0.020, respectively. Recent results on items 1) and 2) will be presented. Also, results of cross-section measurements for n-d and p-d breakup will be compared to a "rigorous" 3N calculation. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Howell, CR; Tornow, W; Pfützner, HG; Roberts, ML; Murphy, K; Felsher, PD; Weisel, GJ; Mertens, G; Walter, RL; Lambert, JM; Treado, PA; Slaus, I

Published Date

  • May 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56-57 / PART 1

Start / End Page

  • 459 - 463

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-583X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-583X(91)96070-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus