We consider (d,p) and (d,n) reactions on light nuclei at low energies. A simple estimate using the second-order distorted-wave Born approximation shows that Coulomb-induced predissociation of the deuteron influences the relative rate by less than 10%. This disagrees with a previous explanation of experiments involving Li6 targets and invalidates speculations about such effects in cold fusion experiments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics