Cross-section measurements of 2H(n,np)n in symmetric star configurations
Cross-section measurements have been made at 16 and 19 MeV in two exit-channel configurations of neutron-deuteron breakup: the space star and coplanar star. In this kinematically complete measurement, the outgoing proton and one of the neutrons were detected in coincidence and their energies were determined via time-of-flight techniques. Monte Carlo simulations based on rigorous three-nucleon Faddeev calculations using the charge-dependent-Bonn (CD-Bonn) nucleon-nucleon potential were used to compare the experimental results with theory. Large discrepancies between data and theory were found in both breakup configurations measured at both energies, suggesting deficiencies in current theoretical treatment of three-nucleon forces or in present knowledge of the neutron-neutron 1S0 force. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Couture, AH; Clegg, TB; Tajima, S; Howell, CR; Fallin, B; Esterline, JH; Crowell, AS; Crowe, BJ; Markoff, DM; Cumberbatch, LC; Pedroni, RS; Witała, H
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