The low-energy neutron-deuteron analyzing power and the 3P0,1,2 interactions of nucleon-nucleon potentials

W. Tornow, C. R. Howell, M. Alohali, Z. P. Chen, P. D. Felsher, J. M. Hanly, R. L. Walter, G. Weisel, G. Mertens, I. Slaus, H. Witala, W. Glöckle

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Data for the analyzing power Ay(θ) for the elastic scattering of neutrons from deuterons have been measured at 5.0, 6.5 and 8.5 MeV to an accuracy of ±0.0035. Surprisingly large differences have been observed at these low energies between the data and rigorous Faddeev calculations using the Paris and Bonn B nucleon-nucleon potentials. The Ay(θ) data provide a stringent test for our present understanding of the on-shell and off-shell 3P0,1,2 nucleon-nucleon interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 28 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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