Spin-momentum correlations in quasielastic electron scattering from deuterium

I. Passchier*, L.D. van Buuren, D. Szczerba, F. Alarcon, T.S. Bauer, D.J. Boersma, J.F.J. van den Brand, H.J. Bulten, R. Ent, M. Ferro-Luzzi, M. Harvey, P. Heimberg, D.W. Higinbotham, S. Klous, H. Kolster, J. Lang, B.L. Militsyn, D. Nikolenko, G.J.L. Nooren, B.E. NorumH.R. Poolman, I. Rachek, M.C. Simani, E. Six, H. de Vries, K. Wang, Z.L. Zhou

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Abstract

The spin-momentum correlation parameter A(ed)(V) was measured for the (2)(H) over right arrow((e) over right arrow, e''p)n reaction for missing momenta up to 350 MeV/c at Q(2) = 0.21 (GeV/c)(2) for quasielastic scattering of polarized electrons from vector-polarized deuterium. The data give detailed information about the deuteron spin structure and are in good agreement with the results of microscopic calculations based on realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials and including various spin-dependent reaction mechanism effects. The experiment reveals in a most direct manner the effects of the D state in the deuteron ground-state wave function and shows the importance of isobar configurations for this reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102302
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • TENSOR ANALYZING POWERS
  • POLARIZATION OBSERVABLES
  • ELASTIC-SCATTERING
  • D(E,E''P)N REACTION
  • FORM-FACTOR
  • ELECTRODISINTEGRATION
  • NEUTRON
  • TARGET
  • SPECTROMETER
  • NIKHEF

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