The present paper is dedicated to the study of the p(d, γ)3He reaction mechanism with the use of a zirconium deuteride target at proton energies of 11–19 keV. The experiment has been carried out using a proton beam of a high-current pulsed Hall accelerator at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. The dependences of the astrophysical S factor and the effective cross section of the pd reaction on the proton-deuteron collision energy are measured. The results were compared with the available data. The results detailed in the present work agree with the results of an experiment carried out by the LUNA collaboration with the use of a gaseous deuterium target.
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Original Russian Text © V.M. Bystritsky, A.P. Kobzev, A.R. Krylov, S.S. Parzhitskii, A.V. Philippov, G.N. Dudkin, B.A. Nechaev, V.N. Padalko, F.M. Pen’kov, Yu.Zh. Tuleushev, M. Filipowicz, Vit.M. Bystritskii, S. Gazi, I. Guran, 2014, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Fizika Elementarnykh Chastits i Atomnogo Yadra, 2014, No. 1(185), pp. 74–83.
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Bystritsky, V.M., Kobzev, A.P., Krylov, A.R. et al. Measuring the astrophysical S factors and the cross sections of the p(d, γ)3He reaction in the ultralow energy region using a zirconium deuteride target. Phys. Part. Nuclei Lett. 10, 717–722 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1547477114010105