Characteristics of the pd reaction (p + d → 3He + γ(5.5 MeV)) in titanium deuteride at astrophysical proton-deuteron collision energies ranging from 5.3 to 10.5 keV are investigated. Experiments are conducted on the pulsed plasma Hall accelerator at Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia). The number of accelerated protons in a pulse 10 μs long is 5 × 1014 at a repetition rate of 7 × 10-2 Hz. Gamma rays with an energy of 5.5 MeV are recorded by eight detectors based on NaI(Tl) crystals (100 × 100 × 400 mm) arranged around the TiD target. The dependence of the astrophysical S factor for the pd reaction on the proton-deuteron collision energy and the electron screening potential of protons interacting with deuterons in titanium deuteride are measured for the first time.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging