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Relativistic Effects and Two-Body Currents in 2H(e⃗,e′p)n Using Out-of-Plane Detection
Physical Review Letters (2001)
  • Z L Zhou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • X Jiang, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • R Hicks, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • A Hotta, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • R Miskimen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Gerald Alvin Peterson, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • J Shaw, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Measurements of the 2H(e⃗,e′p)n reaction were performed with the out-of-plane magnetic spectrometers (OOPS) at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator. The longitudinal-transverse, fLT and fLT′, and the transverse-transverse, fTT, interference responses at a missing momentum of 210MeV/c were simultaneously extracted in the dip region at Q2 = 0.15 (GeV/c)2. In comparison to models of deuteron electrodisintegration, the data clearly reveal strong effects of relativity and final-state interactions and the importance of two-body meson-exchange currents and isobar configurations. We demonstrate that such effects can be disentangled by extracting these responses using the novel out-of-plane technique.

Publication Date
October 3, 2001
Publisher Statement
DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.172301 Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 (cc-BY)
Citation Information
Z L Zhou, X Jiang, R Hicks, A Hotta, et al.. "Relativistic Effects and Two-Body Currents in 2H(e⃗,e′p)n Using Out-of-Plane Detection" Physical Review Letters Vol. 87 Iss. 17 (2001)
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