Effect of deuteron density distribution on the deduction of screening potential from the D(d,p)T reaction in Be metals
- Received Date: 2010-04-20
- Accepted Date: 2010-03-22
- Available Online: 2011-01-05
Abstract: The D(d,p)T reaction in Be metal environments has been measured to investigate the electron screening effect in metals in an energy region of from 5.5 keV to 10 keV in a center of mass system (CMS) at a temperature of 121 K. The depth distribution of deuteron density in Be metals has an impact on the observed reaction yields. A model of deuteron density distribution in metal has been proposed to obtain the original yields. A screening energy of (116±46) eV has been obtained with the assumed deuteron density distribution model.