Spin-momentum correlations in quasi-elastic electron scattering from deuterium

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Title: Spin-momentum correlations in quasi-elastic electron scattering from deuterium
Author: Passchier, I.; van Buuren, L.; Szczerba, D.; Alarcon, R.; Bauer, T.; Boersma, D.; van den Brand, J.; Bulten, H.; Ent, R.; Ferro-Luzzi, M.; Harvey, M.; Heimberg, P.; Higinbotham, D.; Klous, S.; Kolster, H.; Lang, J.; Militsyn, B.; Nikolenko, D.; Nooren, G.; Norum, B.; Poolman, H.; Rachek, I.; Simani, M.; Six, E.; de Vries, H.; Wang, K.; Zhou, Z.
Abstract: We report on a measurement of spin-momentum correlations in quasi-elastic scattering of longitudinally polarized electrons with an energy of 720 MeV from vector-polarized deuterium. The spin correlation parameter $A^V_{ed}$ was measured for the $^2 \vec{\rm H}(\vec e,e^\prime p)n$ reaction for missing momenta up to 350 MeV/$c$ at a four-momentum transfer squared of 0.21 (GeV/c)$^2$. The data give detailed information about the spin structure of the deuteron, and are in good agreement with the predictions of microscopic calculations based on realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials and including various spin-dependent reaction mechanism effects. The experiment demonstrates 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. (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas.)
Description: Also archived at: arXiv:nucl-ex/0109015 v1 21 Sep 2001
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2051
Date: 2002-03-11

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