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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 6, 9-19

Deuteron electromagnetic form factors in the light-front dynamics

J. Carbonell1 - V.A. Karmanov2

1 Institut des Sciences Nucléaires, 53 avenue des Martyrs, F-38026 Grenoble Cedex, France
2 Lebedev Physical Institute, Leninsky Prospekt 53, 117924 Moscow, Russia

Received: 19 April 1999 / Revised version: 6 July 1999 Communicated by B. Povh

The deuteron form factors are calculated in the framework of the relativistic nucleon-meson dynamics, by means of the explicitly covariant light-front approach. The inflluence of the nucleon electromagnetic form factors is discussed. At $Q^2\leq 3$(GeV/c)2 the prediction for the structure function A(Q2) and for the tensor polarization observable t20 are in agreement with the recent data of CEBAF/TJNAF.

03.65.Pm Relativistic wave equations - 13.40.Gp Electromagnetic form factors - 21.45.+v Few-Body Systems

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