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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 7, 421-427

Phenomenology of the deuteron electromagnetic form factors

The Jefferson Lab t20 Collaboration
D. Abbott6 - A. Ahmidouch5,9 - H. Anklin8 - J. Arvieux10,12 - J. Ball1,10 - S. Beedoe9 - E.J. Beise4 - L. Bimbot12 - W. Boeglin8 - H. Breuer4 - R. Carlini6 - N.S. Chant4 - S. Danagoulian6,9 - K. Dow5 - J.-E. Ducret1 - J. Dunne6 - L. Ewell4 - L. Eyraud2 - C. Furget2 - M. Garçon1 - R. Gilman6,7 - C. Glashausser7 - P. Gueye6 - K. Gustafsson4 - K. Hafidi1 - A. Honegger3 - J. Jourdan3 - S. Kox2 - G. Kumbartzki7 - L. Lu2 - A. Lung4 - P. Markowitz8 - J. McIntyre7 - D. Meekins6 - F. Merchez2 - J. Mitchell6 - R. Mohring4 - S. Mtingwa9 - H. Mrktchyan11 - D. Pitz1,4,6 - L. Qin6 - R. Ransome7 - J.-S. Réal2 - P.G. Roos4 - P. Rutt7 - R. Sawafta9 - S. Stepanyan11 - R. Tieulent2 - E. Tomasi-Gustafsson1,10 - W. Turchinetz5 - K. Vansyoc6 - J. Volmer6 - E. Voutier2 - C. Williamson5 - S.A. Wood6 - C. Yan6 - J. Zhao3 - W. Zhao5

1 DAPNIA/SPhN, CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 ISN, IN2P3-UJF, 38026 Grenoble, France
3 Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
4 University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
5 M.I.T.-Bates Linear Accelerator, Middleton, MA 01949, USA
6 Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA 23606, USA
7 Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08855, USA
8 Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
9 North Carolina A. & T. State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
10 LNS-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
11 Yerevan Physics Institute, 375036 Yerevan, Armenia
12 IPNO, IN2P3, BP 1, 91406 Orsay, France

Received: 28 January 2000 / Revised version: 25 February 2000 Communicated by Th. Walcher

Abstract
A rigorous extraction of the deuteron charge form factors from tensor polarization data in elastic electron-deuteron scattering, at given values of the 4-momentum transfer, is presented. Then the world data for elastic electron-deuteron scattering is used to parameterize, in three different ways, the three electromagnetic form factors of the deuteron in the 4-momentum transfer range 0-7 fm-1. This procedure is made possible with the advent of recent polarization measurements. The parameterizations allow a phenomenological characterization of the deuteron electromagnetic structure. They can be used to remove ambiguities in the form factors extraction from future polarization data.

PACS
21.45.+v Few-body systems - 25.30.Bf Elastic electron scattering - 27.10.+h $A \le 5$ - 13.40.Gp Electromagnetic form factors


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