High-momentum-transfer processes with polarized deuterons

L. L. Frankfurt, M. I. Strikman

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On the basis of the nuclear core hypothesis we predict that cross sections for high-energy (e, e'), (e, e'N), (h, N) inclusive reactions and the cross section for the high-momentum-transfer e+D → {e+N+N} reaction off polarized deuterons should strongly depend on the deuteron polarization in the kinematics forbidden for the scattering off a free nucleon. A problem of the polarized neuteron structure function extraction from eD data is analysed. We demonstrate also that the measurement of the D+N → p+X reaction is sufficient to reconstruct the spin-density matrix of a rapid deuteron. On the basis of the perturbative QCD the rule of the minimal change of helicity for leading hadron production in high-energy inclusive hadron processes is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-580
Number of pages24
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 5 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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