Evidence for a three-nucleon-force effect in proton-deuteron elastic scattering

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Developments in spin-polarized internal targets for storage rings have permitted measurements of 197 MeV polarized protons scattering from vector polarized deuterons. This work presents measurements of the polarization observables Ay, iT11, and Cy,y, in proton-deuteron elastic scattering. When compared to calculations with and without three-nucleon forces, the measurements provide further evidence that three-nucleon forces make a contribution to the observables. This work indicates that three-body forces derived from static nuclear properties appear to be crucial to the description of dynamical properties. © 2001 The American Physical Society.

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Cited Authors

  • Cadman, RV; Brack, J; Cummings, WJ; Fedchak, JA; Fox, BD; Gao, H; Glöckle, W; Golak, J; Grosshauser, C; Holt, RJ; Jones, CE; Kamada, H; Kinney, ER; Miller, MA; Nagengast, W; Nogga, A; Owen, BR; Rith, K; Schmidt, F; Schulte, EC; Sowinski, J; Sperisen, F; Thorsland, EL; Tobey, R; Wilbert, J; WitaƂa, H

Published Date

  • February 5, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 967 - 970

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.967

Citation Source

  • Scopus