Fusion Reactions of Polarized Deuterons

J. S. Zhang, K. F. Liu, G. W. Shuy

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Polarized and unpolarized d+dn+He3 fusion reaction cross sections in the center-of-mass energy region of 20-150 keV are calculated in a distorted-wave Born approximation. The calculated unpolarized cross sections and the anisotropy of the angular distributions are within 20% of the experimental data. The polarized cross sections are found to be 7.7% of the unpolarized ones despite the inclusion of the D-state component in He3. This shows that the idea of a "neutronlean" reactor may still be feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1410-1413
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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