Measurement of tensor polarization in elastic electron-deuteron scattering in the momentum-transfer range 3.8q 4.6 fm-1

I. The, J. Arvieux, D. H. Beck, E. J. Beise, A. Boudard, E. B. Cairns, J. M. Cameron, G. W. Dodson, K. A. Dow, M. Farkhondeh, H. W. Fielding, J. B. Flanz, M. Garçon, R. Goloskie, S. Høibråten, J. Jourdan, S. Kowalski, C. Lapointe, W. J. McDonald, B. NiL. D. Pham, R. P. Redwine, N. L. Rodning, G. Roy, M. E. Schulze, P. A. Souder, J. Soukup, W. E. Turchinetz, C. F. Williamson, K. E. Wilson, S. A. Wood, W. Ziegler

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Abstract

The tensor polarization t20 of the recoil deuteron in elastic e-d scattering has been measured for three values of four-momentum transfer, q=3.78, 4.22, and 4.62 fm-1. The data have been used to locate the first node in the charge monopole form factor of the deuteron at q=4.39±0.16 fm-1. The results for t20 are in reasonable agreement with expectations based on the nucleon-meson description of nuclear dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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    The, I., Arvieux, J., Beck, D. H., Beise, E. J., Boudard, A., Cairns, E. B., Cameron, J. M., Dodson, G. W., Dow, K. A., Farkhondeh, M., Fielding, H. W., Flanz, J. B., Garçon, M., Goloskie, R., Høibråten, S., Jourdan, J., Kowalski, S., Lapointe, C., McDonald, W. J., ... Ziegler, W. (1991). Measurement of tensor polarization in elastic electron-deuteron scattering in the momentum-transfer range 3.8q 4.6 fm-1. Physical Review Letters, 67(2), 173-176. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.67.173