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Cross Section and Angular Distribution of the D(d,p)T Reaction

Wenzel, W. A. and Whaling, Ward (1952) Cross Section and Angular Distribution of the D(d,p)T Reaction. Physical Review, 88 (5). pp. 1149-1154. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.88.1149.

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The D(d,p)T reaction cross section has been measured by two methods using D2O ice targets. For Ed from 206 to 516 kev, a double-focusing magnetic spectrometer was used to obtain the momentum spectrum of the protons and tritons, from which the reaction cross section can be determined. For Ed from 35 to 550 kev, the proton yield from a thick target was differentiated to obtain the cross section. Both thin and thick target methods were used to measure the angular distribution over the energy range Ed from 35 to 550 kev. The angular distribution is expressed in terms of a Legendre polynomial expansion. Various sources of experimental error are considered and the probable error of the total cross section is found to be ±5 percent.

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Additional Information:©1952 The American Physical Society Received 11 August 1952 One of the authors (WAW) would like to express his appreciation to the Eastman Kodak Company for a fellowship given to him during the course of the work described in this paper. Assisted by the joint program of the ONR and AEC.
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