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Neutron-deuteron breakup and quasielastic scattering

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dc.contributor.advisor June Matthews. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ohlson, Alice Elisabeth en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T16:48:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T16:48:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/51589
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2009. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 89). en_US
dc.description.abstract Quasielastic scattering and deuteron breakup in the 200 MeV region is studied by impinging a pulsed neutron beam on a deuterium target at the Weapons Neutron Research facility at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. The scattered neutrons from the d(n,np)n reaction are detected by a wall of neutron time-of-flight scintillators, and scattered protons are detected by two scintillators and a wire chamber. This setup allows for measurement of the incident neutron energy, scattered neutron energy, and scattered proton energy, as well as the scattering angle and position of the scattered neutron. The results of the experiment are compared with a Monte Carlo simulation of neutron-proton scattering, to observe the differences between two-body and three-body quasielastic collisions. The four-dimensional differential cross section for the d(n,np)n reaction is determined from the data. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Alice Elisabeth Ohlson. en_US
dc.format.extent 89 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title Neutron-deuteron breakup and quasielastic scattering en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 495315529 en_US


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