Title

Probing the High Momentum Component of the Deuteron at High Q(2)

Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Physics

Journal Title

Physical Review Letters

Pub Date

2011

Volume

107

Issue

26

Abstract

The H-2(e, e(1)p)n cross section at a momentum transfer of 3.5 (GeV/c)(2) was measured over a kinematical range that made it possible to study this reaction for a set of fixed missing momenta as a function of the neutron recoil angle theta(nq) and to extract missing momentum distributions for fixed values of theta(nq) up to 0: 55 GeV/c. In the region of 35 degrees < = theta(nq) < = 45 degrees recent calculations, which predict that final-state interactions are small, agree reasonably well with the experimental data. Therefore, these experimental reduced cross sections provide direct access to the high momentum component of the deuteron momentum distribution in exclusive deuteron electrodisintegration.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.262501

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