Differential cross sections for np → dX at 1.0 and 2.0 GeV

S. Sawada, T. Hasegawa, N. Horikawa, S. Ishimoto, T. Iwata, Yd Kim, M. Kawabata, M. A. Kovash, Y. Mizuno, F. Nakayama, H. Ogami, A. Ogawa, T. Sasaki, T. A. Shibata, K. Tamura, J. Trice

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Inclusive deuteron spectra (d2σ/dΩdp) have been measured for the reaction np → dX at neutron energies of 1.0 and 2.0 GeV. A quasi-monochromatic neutron beam was used, along with a liquid hydrogen target. Recoil deuterons at laboratory angles from 3° to 15° were tracked in wire chambers surrounding a 1.5 T·m dipole magnetic field. Particle identification was achieved using time-of-flight and momentum measurements. The deuteron data are compared with the predictions of a one-nucleon-exchange model with σ meson production. At 2 GeV the missing mass spectra suggest the large role played by both the η and p mesons in deuteron production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-290
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 31 1997


  • Deduced η-, p-mesons role in deuteron production
  • Measured σ(θ) vs momentum
  • Reaction H(n,d)X, E =1, 2 GeV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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