Measurement of T20 in elastic electron-deuteron scattering

M. Bouwhuis, Ricardo Alarcon, T. Botto, J. F J Van Den Brand, H. J. Bulten, S. Dolfini, R. Ent, M. Ferro-Luzzi, D. W. Higinbotham, C. W. De Jager, J. Lang, D. J J De Lange, N. Papadakis, I. Passchier, H. R. Poolman, E. Six, J. J M Steijger, N. Vodinas, H. De Vries, Z. L. Zhou

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We report on a measurement of the tensor analyzing power T20 in elastic electron-deuteron scattering in the range of four-momentum transfer from 1.8 to 3.2fm−1. Electrons of 704 MeV were scattered from a polarized deuterium internal target. The tensor polarization of the deuterium nuclei was determined with an ion-extraction system, allowing an absolute measurement of T20. The data are described well by a nonrelativistic calculation that includes the effects of meson-exchange currents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3755-3758
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1999

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