Relativistic effects and two-body currents in 2H(e, e′p)n using out-of-plane detection

The MIT-Bates OOPS Collaboration

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Measurements of the 2H(e, 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 f′LT, 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172301-1-172301-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 22 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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