Recoil-proton polarization in high-energy deuteron photodisintegration with circularly polarized photons

Jiang, X. et al. (2007) Recoil-proton polarization in high-energy deuteron photodisintegration with circularly polarized photons. Physical Review Letters, 98(18), p. 182302. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.182302)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.182302

Abstract

We measured the angular dependence of the three recoil-proton polarization components in two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron at a photon energy of 2 GeV. These new data provide a benchmark for calculations based on quantum chromodynamics. Two of the five existing models have made predictions of polarization observables. Both explain the longitudinal polarization transfer satisfactorily. Transverse polarizations are not well described, but suggest isovector dominance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hamilton, Dr David
Authors: Jiang, X., Arrington, J., Benmokhtar, F., Camsonne, A., Chen, J., Choi, S., Chudakov, E., Cusanno, F., Deur, A., Dutta, D., Garibaldi, F., Gaskell, D., Gayou, O., Gilman, R., Glashauser, C., Hamilton, D., Hansen, O., Higinbotham, D., Holt, R., de Jager, C., Jones, M., Kaufman, L., Kinney, E., Kramer, K., Lagamba, L., de Leo, R., Lerose, J., Lhuillier, D., Lindgren, R., Liyanage, N., McCormick, K., Meziani, Z.-E., Michaels, R., Moffit, B., Monaghan, P., Nanda, S., Paschke, K., Perdrisat, C., Punjabi, V., Qattan, I., Ransome, R., Reimer, P., Reitz, B., Saha, A., Schulte, E., Sheyor, R., Slifer, K., Solvignon, P., Sulkosky, V., Urciuoli, G., Voutier, E., Wang, K., Wijesooriya, K., Wojtsekhowski, B., and Zhu, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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