New results for the neutron-deuteron analyzing power Ay(θ) at En = 1.2 and 1.9 MeV and their comparison to proton-deuteron data reveal a sizeable and unexpected difference which increases with decreasing center-of-mass energy. This finding calls for the theoretical treatment of a subtle electromagnetic effect presently not incorporated in rigorous three-nucleon scattering calculations, before it is justified to invoke charge-dependent three-nucleon forces and/or other new physics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 16 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics