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Title A measurement of the proton wavefunction in molecular hydrogen by neutron Compton scattering
Abstract The momentum distribution of the proton in liquid and solid hydrogen has been measured by neutron Compton scattering (NCS), at energy transfers between 3 and 50 eV. The data display features due to interference between the proton and neutron wave functions and are accurately described by a simple quantum mechanical model, incorporating previous spectroscopic data. The excellent agreement between calculation and data in this simple system demonstrates that the NCS technique can provide accurate information about the behavior of the proton in condensed matter. There are many applications of NCS to more complex physical systems of fundamental interest in physics, chemistry, and biology.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In Proceedings of the 12th meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources (ICANS - XII), Cosener's House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK, 24-28 May, 1993, (1994): I-249. 1994