Observation of p-wave capture strength in the 2H(d, γ)4He reaction at Ed= 80-0 keV Article

cited authors

  • Kramer, LH; Chasteler, RM; Hayward, E; Prior, RM; Tilley, DR; Weller, HR

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  • The 2H(d, γ4He reaction has been studied using tensor polarized deuterons having an incident energy of Ed(lab) = 80 keV, which were stopped in the target. The angular distributions of the cross section σ(θ)/A0, vector analyzing power Ay(θ), and tensor analyzing power Ayy(θ) were measured and were interpreted using a model independent transition-matrix element analysis. These results lead to the conclusion that over 50% of the cross section strength at these low energies is due to p-wave E1 and M2 capture, is sharp contrast to previous assumptions of dominant s-wave E2 capture. © 1993.

publication date

  • April 29, 1993

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  • 208

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  • 213


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