The Trojan Horse Method (THM) was applied to the p+d interaction in order to study the p+p scattering, the simplest case where the suppression of the Coulomb amplitude due to off-shell effects can be observed. The three-body p + d → p + p + n experiment was performed at 5 and 6 MeV and the shape of the quasi-free cross-section was investigated as a function of both the outgoing proton energy and the p-p relative energy. Preliminary results show a behaviour which turns out to be much similar to that of n+n, n+p and nuclear p+p cross-sections.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics