Phys. Rev. D 8, 753778 (1973); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.8.753

Large-Angle Quasielastic Electron-Deuteron Scattering

K. M. Hanson, J. R. Dunning, Jr., M. Goitein, T. Kirk, L. E. Price, and Richard Wilson
Harvard University


Measurements of differential cross sections for quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering e+d-->e+p+n have been made in which recoil protons were detected in coincidence with the scattered electrons. The ratios of the elastic electron-neutron to the electron-proton scattering cross sections are derived from the proton coincidence data. For comparison, these ratios are also determined from the scattered-electron momentum spectra using the peak and area methods. The theory developed by Renard, Tran Thanh Van, and LeBellac, which includes corrections for the final-state interactions, is found to explain the proton coincidence results. The present measurements, made at an electron scattering angle of 90 for four-momentum transfers of q^2 = 7, 10, 15, and 29 F^-2, and at 80 for q^2 = 45 F^-2, are combined with previous results to obtain the electromagnetic form factors of the neutron.

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