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A New Approach to the Experimental Detection and Study of Multineutrons

Abstract

Multineutron coupled systems (quasi-nuclei) have yet to be found, despite numerous targeted searches. However, a number of theoretical studies show that the existence of multineutron systems is possible. A new direct approach to detecting multineutron systems is proposed using kinematic features of elastic scattering. The critical angles of multineutrons with respect to the closest lightest nuclei are calculated, demonstrating the clear kinematic difference between dineutrons (2n), trineutrons (3n), and tetraneutrons (4n).

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This work was supported by state grants for fundamental research, project no. IRN AP05131884.

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Correspondence to A. V. Yushkov.

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Translated by I. Obrezanova

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Yushkov, A.V., Dyachkov, V.V. & Zaripova, Y.A. A New Approach to the Experimental Detection and Study of Multineutrons. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. 84, 1183–1186 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3103/S1062873820100305

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