Extensive studies of three-nucleon force (3NF) effects in elastic proton-deuteron scattering have been performed at KVI and elsewhere in the past. In the present work, we explored 3NF effects in the break-up scattering process by performing high precision measurement of vector analyzing powers and differential cross sections using a 190 MeV polarized-proton beam on a liquid deuterium target. The experiment was performed by exploiting a new detector called Big Instrument for Nuclear-polarization Analysis, BINA. Its unique design enables coverage of almost the complete reaction phase space. Preliminary differential cross sections and vector analyzing powers are presented and results are compared with state-of-the-art three-nucleon calculations.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics