Tensor analyzing power in pd backward scattering at GeV energies

G. Igo, M. Bleszynski, J. B. Carroll, A. Sagle, C. L. Morris, R. Klem, T. Joyce, Y. Makdisi, M. Marshak, B. Mossberg, E. A. Peterson, K. Ruddick, J. Whittaker

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Measurements are reported of the spherical tensor component t20 for 1.0-, 0.8-, and 0.4-GeV equivalent proton bombarding energies for elastic p-d scattering between 155̂°-175̂°. They are very close to zero in disagreement with the predictions of nucleon exchange models, including the Kerman-Kisslinger model with N* components in the deuteron wave function. The experiment was performed with a vector- and tensor-polarized deuteron beam scattered from a liquid hydrogen target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1979


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