Strong evidence of the Coulomb breakup of the deuteron at 56 MeV

H. Okamura, S. Hatori, N. Matsuoka, T. Noro, A. Okihana, H. Sakai, H. M. Shimizu, K. Takeshita, T. Yamaya

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Abstract

The elastic breakup of 56 MeV deuterons has been studied in a kinematically complete measurement at θp = θn = 0°. The triple differential cross section exhibits a conspicuous double-peaked structure. Its magnitude reaches a maximum at around 40Ca as a function of target. These characteristic features are analyzed on the basis of the distorted-wave Born-approximation theory and turn out to be strong evidence for the Coulomb breakup of the deuteron.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume325
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Okamura, H., Hatori, S., Matsuoka, N., Noro, T., Okihana, A., Sakai, H., Shimizu, H. M., Takeshita, K., & Yamaya, T. (1994). Strong evidence of the Coulomb breakup of the deuteron at 56 MeV. Physics Letters B, 325(3-4), 308-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(94)90016-7