Measurement of the tensor polarization in electron-deuteron elastic scattering

M. E. Schulze, Douglas H Beck, M. Farkhondeh, S. Gilad, R. Goloskie, R. J. Holt, S. Kowalski, R. M. Laszewski, M. J. Leitch, J. D. Moses, R. P. Redwine, D. P. Saylor, J. R. Specht, E. J. Stephenson, K. Stephenson, W. Turchinetz, B. Zeidman

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This paper reports the first measurement of the tensor polarization t20 in e-d elastic scattering. The polarization of the recoil deuterons was measured for two values of momentum transfer, q=1.74 and 2.03 fm-1, with a high-efficiency polarimeter. The results are in good agreement with reasonable models for the deuteron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-600
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


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Schulze, M. E., Beck, D. H., Farkhondeh, M., Gilad, S., Goloskie, R., Holt, R. J., Kowalski, S., Laszewski, R. M., Leitch, M. J., Moses, J. D., Redwine, R. P., Saylor, D. P., Specht, J. R., Stephenson, E. J., Stephenson, K., Turchinetz, W., & Zeidman, B. (1984). Measurement of the tensor polarization in electron-deuteron elastic scattering. Physical review letters, 52(8), 597-600.