Space Star (SS) anomaly in nd breakup cross section was first reported in 1989 at En = 13 MeV (Strate et al. in Nucl Phys A 501:51, 1989), but its origin has not been found yet. In order to obtain suggestions for its origin, we made systematic measurements of pd breakup cross section around SS. In SS configuration, three outgoing nucleons form an equilateral triangle and the triangle is perpendicular to the beam axis. Necessity of the equilateral and perpendicular conditions of SS anomaly was investigated by systematic experiments. Also energy dependence of SS anomaly is being studied at energies from Ep = 7.5 to 13 MeV.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics