Accession Number : AD0475333

Title :   COMPUTER INVESTIGATION OF LOW ENERGY NEUTRON-NEUTRON SCATTERING.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Osgood, Franklin B.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : A proposed neutron-neutron scattering experiment in which the neutron source would be colliding beams from an underground nuclear explosion, was investigated. In particular, the accuracy to be expected was determined so as to allow evaluation of the worth of the experiment. Phase shift analysis was performed for Gaussian, Exponential, Yukawa, and Square Well spherically symmetric potentials. The energy range considered was 20 kev to 2.6 MeV. Scattering lngth was found to be determined to within 6% and effective range within 40% for a 10% scattering cross section accuracy. Potential depth would be determined to at least .5% and range to .3%. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS), (*NEUTRON SCATTERING, NEUTRON BEAMS), NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS, ERRORS, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, NEUTRON REACTIONS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DICTIONARIES, RESONANCE SCATTERING, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE