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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 14, 491-509 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10207-y

General multipole expansion of polarization observables in deuteron electrodisintegration

H. Arenhövel1, W. Leidemann2 and E.L. Tomusiak3

1  Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
2  Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Gruppo collegato di Trento, I-38050 Povo, Italy
3  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 1A1, Canada


(Received: 19 November 2002 / Revised version: 4 April 2002 Communicated by V. Vento)

Formal expressions are derived for the multipole expansion of the structure functions of a general polarization observable of exclusive electrodisintegration of the deuteron using a longitudinally polarized beam and/or an oriented target. This allows one to exhibit explicitly the angular dependence of the structure functions by expanding them in terms of the small rotation matrices $d^j_{m'm}(\theta)$, whose coefficients are given in terms of the electromagnetic multipole matrix elements. Furthermore, explicit expressions for the coefficients of the angular distributions of the differential cross-section including multipoles up to $L_{\max}=3$ are listed in tabular form.

13.40.-f - Electromagnetic processes and properties.
21.45.+v - Few-body systems.
25.30.Fj - Inelastic electron scattering to continuum.

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