QCD rescattering and high energy two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron

Leonid L. Frankfurt, Gerald A. Miller, Misak M. Sargsian, Mark I. Strikman

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Photon absorption by a quark in one nucleon followed by its high-momentum transfer interaction with a quark in the other may produce two final-state nucleons with high relative momentum. We sum the relevant quark rescattering diagrams to show that the scattering amplitude depends on a convolution between the large angle pn scattering amplitude, the hard photon-quark interaction vertex, and the low-momentum deuteron wave function. The computed absolute values of the cross section are in reasonable agreement with the data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3045-3048
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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