Few-Body Systems

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 177–184 | Cite as

Improved Results for the 2H(d, n)3He Transverse Vector Polarization-Transfer Coefficient \({K^{y'}_{y}(0^{\circ})}\) at Low Energies

  • C. D. Roper
  • T. B. Clegg
  • J. D. Dunham
  • A. J. Mendez
  • W. TornowEmail author
  • R. L. Walter


Measurements of the 2H(d, n)3He transverse vector polarization-transfer coefficient \({K^{y'}_{y}}\) at 0° are reported for 29 outgoing neutron energies between 3.94 and 8.47 MeV. Our new results determine \({K^{y'}_{y}(0^{\circ})}\) 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.


Neutron Energy Tensor Polarization Neutron Detector Deuteron Beam Measured Asymmetry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. D. Roper
    • 1
    • 3
  • T. B. Clegg
    • 2
  • J. D. Dunham
    • 1
  • A. J. Mendez
    • 2
    • 4
  • W. Tornow
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. L. Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), Department of PhysicsDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.TUNL, Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Bettis Atomic Power LaboratoryWest MifflinUSA
  4. 4.Physics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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