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Hadrons and Nuclei


Eur. Phys. J. A 10, 183-205

Polarization observables in elastic electron deuteron scattering including parity- and time-reversal-violating contributions

H. Arenhövel1 and S.K. Singh2

1  Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
2  Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

arenhoev@kph.uni-mainz.de

(Received: 19 December 2000 Communicated by V. Vento)

Abstract
The general formalism for polarization observables in elastic electron deuteron scattering is extended to incorporate parity- and time-reversal-violating contributions. Parity-violating effects arise from the interference of $\gamma$ and Z exchange as well as from the hadronic sector via a small parity-violating component in the deuteron. In addition we have allowed for time-reversal-invariance-violating contributions in the hadronic sector. Formal expressions for the additional structure functions are derived, and their decomposition into the various multipole contributions are given explicitly.

PACS
11.30.Er - Charge conjugation, parity, time reversal and other discrete symmetries.
24.70.+s - Polarization phenomena in reactions.
24.80.+y - Nuclear tests of fundamental interactions and symmetries.
25.30.Bf - Elastic electron scattering.

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