A conventional type of neutron polarimeter consisting of three 12.5 × 12.5 cm cylindrical liquid scintillators and two 12.5 × 12.5 cm cylindrical plastic scintillators has been used to measure the transverse polarization transfer coefficient Kyy in the (p, n) reaction in the energy range 50 < Ep < 80 MeV. The effective analyzing powers of this polarimeter have been obtained empirically by observing neutrons from the 6Li(p, n)6Be reaction at θ = 0° and Ep = 50,65 and 80 MeV whose polarizations are deduced from the Kyy values of the 6Li(p,p′)6Be* (0+ reaction by utilizing the analogue relation. Observed effective analyzing powers are significantly reduced particularly at high energy, most likely due to the 12C(n,np)11B reaction process. The double scattering efficiencies are 6 × 10-4 and 3 × 10-4 with effective analyzing powers of 0.14 and 0.11 at En = 45 and 75 MeV, respectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics