Bulg. J. Phys. vol.46 no.2 (2019), pp. 134-150

Analyzing Powers in Elastic e-d Scattering and Their Sensitivity to Nucleon Form Factors

E.M. Mahrous1, E.M. Darwish1,2, H.M. Abou-Elsebaa1,2, A. Hemmdan3
1Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
2Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Egypt
3Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Aswan University, Egypt
Abstract. Influence of nucleon structure on single tensor-deuteron and double beam-vector-deuteron analyzing powers in the elastic electron-deuteron scattering process is investigated. We report numerical results for the tensor-deuteron (T20, T21, and T22), and beam-vector-deuteron (T10 and T11) analyzing powers as functions of the four-momentum transfer square Q2 and the electron scattering angle in the laboratory frame θe. This is made possible with the advent of recent polarization measurements with polarized electron beams and/or polarized deuteron targets at MIT-Bates, JLab, NIKHEF, VEPP-2, and VEPP-3. We found that the predicted results for T21, T22, T10, and T11 are sensitive to the nucleon electromagnetic form factors. On the contrary, the T20 analyzing power is found to be almost independent on the actual nucleon form factors. The predicted analyzing powers are compared with the available experimental data and a satisfactory agreement is obtained.

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