Branching ratios in low-energy deuteron-induced reactions

S. E. Koonin, M. Mukerjee

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1639-1645
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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