Measurement of the 2H(p, n) Breakup Reaction at 170 MeV and the Three-Nucleon Force Effects

Y. Maeda, T. Saito, H. Miyasako, T. Uesaka, S. Ota, S. Kawase, T. Kikuchi, H. Tokieda, T. Kawabata, K. Yako, T. Wakasa, S. Sakaguchi, R. Chen, H. Sakaguchi, T. Shima, T. Suzuki, A. Tamii

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The effects of three nucleon force (3NF) have been actively studied via the nucleon-deuteron (Nd) scattering states. The differential cross sections and the vector analyzing powers Ay of the 2H(p, n) inclusive breakup reaction at 170 MeV were measured for the study of 3NF effects in the intermediate energy region. The polarized proton beam of 170 MeV was injected to the deuterated polyethylene (CD2) target and the energy of scattered neutrons were measured by using TOF method. The data were compared with the Faddeev calculations based on modern nucleon-nucleon (NN) forces with and without the 3NF. Concerning the differential cross sections, we can see large discrepancies between the data and the calculations in the region of scattered neutron energies are low, which is similar to the results of the 2H(p, p) inclusive breakup reaction at 250 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalFew-Body Systems
Issue number8-10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug


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