The H_(p,pn)p reaction using coincidence and time-of-flight techniques
Jackson, William Roy
Phillips, Gerald C.
Master of Arts
The reaction H2(p,pn)p has been studied at bombarding energies of 5.0 and 9.0 Mev. by observing the break-up neutron in coincidence with one of the protons. The proton energy was measured in a surface barrier, solid state detector. The neutron energy was determined by its time-offlight, using the delayed proton pulse as a stop pulse for the Time to Pulse Height Converter. The TPH Converter pulse and proton pulse were then observed in slow coincidence with the Bonner Nuclear Laboratories' computer analyzer system. The efficiency of the neutron detector system for the neutron energies of interest was determined by the H2(d,n)He3 reaction, using the same configuration.