Improved results for the 2 H(d, n)3 He transverse vector polarization-transfer coefficient K′y at low energies


Journal Article

Measurements of the 2H(d, n)3He transverse vector polarization-transfer coefficient Kyy′ at 0° are reported for 29 outgoing neutron energies between 3.94 and 8.47 MeV. Our new results determine Kyy′more accurately than previous data, especially for neutron energies below 5 MeV. Low-energy data for this reaction are important both as a high-intensity source of highly polarized neutrons for nuclear physics studies with polarized neutron beams, and as a test of the emerging theoretical descriptions of the four-body system, where recently substantial progress has been made. © Springer-Verlag 2010.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roper, CD; Clegg, TB; Dunham, JD; Mendez, AJ; Tornow, W; Walter, RL

Published Date

  • April 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 177 - 184

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0177-7963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00601-009-0080-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus