The threshold electrodisintegration of the deuteron

K. Lee, H. Baghaei, S. Churchwell, R. Hicks, R. Miskimen, G. Peterson, K. Wang, W. Schmitt, W. Turchnetz, C. Williamson, T. Yates, J. Zumbro, B. Frois, J. Martino, S. Platchkov, P. Bosted, M. Spengos, D. Beck, A. Hotta

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The threshold electrodisintegration of the deuteron has been measured at momentum transfers of Q2 = 8.7, 20.3, 31.3, 35.5, and 41.7 fm-2 for electron beam energies of 347, 574, 750, 813, and 903 MeV. The high momentum resolution of the ELSSY spectrometer (10-4 in p/p) and the relatively short usable liquid deuterium target length of 3.65 cm allowed a fairly good energy resolution (2 MeV) to be achieved. This enabled measurement of threshold cross sections averaged over an excitation energy range of Enp = 0-3 MeV. These cross sections at high momentum transfers provide one of the best examples of the meson exchange currents associated with the short range N-N force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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