Comparisons of vector analyzing-power data and calculations for neutron-deuteron elastic scattering from 10 to 14 MeV


Journal Article

High-accuracy analyzing-power Ay(θ) data for n-d elastic scattering at 12 MeV have been measured using the polarized-neutron facilities at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). The present data have been combined with our previous n-d measurements at 10, 12, and 14.1 MeV to form the highest-accuracy Ay(θ) data set for n-d elastic scattering below 20 MeV. These data are compared to recent Faddeev-based neutron-deuteron (n-d) calculations which use the Paris and Bonn equivalent separable potentials PEST and BEST, as well as Doleschall's representation of the P- and D-wave nucleon-nucleon interactions. None of these models adequately describe the data in the angular region around the maximum of Ay(θ). Possible reasons for the discrepancies are discussed. The sensitivity of the present Faddeev-based calculations to various angular momentum components of the nucleon-nucleon interaction are examined. © 1987 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Howell, CR; Tornow, W; Murphy, K; Pfützner, HG; Roberts, ML; Li, A; Felsher, PD; Walter, RL; ┼álaus, I; Treado, PA; Koike, Y

Published Date

  • March 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 32

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-5411

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0177-7963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01078989

Citation Source

  • Scopus