Polarization correlation coefficient for the 3He(d,p) 4He reaction

T. Uesaka, H. Sakai, H. Okamura, T. Ohnishi, Y. Satou, S. Ishida, N. Sakamoto, H. Otsu, T. Wakasa, K. Itoh, K. Sekiguchi, T. Wakui

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A new approach to study the high momentum component of deuteron D-state wave function by measuring the polarization correlation coefficient, C// [= 1 + 1/4(Ayy + Axx) + 3/4(Cy,y + Cx,x)], for the 3He(d,p)4He reaction is proposed. The first measurement of C// has been carried out at Ed = 270 MeV by using a newly constructed spin-exchange-type polarized 3He target. The obtained value is 0.223 ± 0.044(statistical) ± 0.037(systematic). DWBA calculations are unable to reproduce the present results. Each component of C // is compared with data for the d+p backward scattering and the deuteron inclusive breakup. A similarity in polarization observables is found among these reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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