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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 17, 119-132 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2002-10143-4

Exclusive charge exchange reaction $\mth{pD\to n(pp)}$ within the Bethe-Salpeter formalism

L.P. Kaptari1, 2, B. Kämpfer1, S.S. Semikh1, 2 and S.M. Dorkin3

1  Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Institute for Nuclear and Hadron Physics, PF 510119, 01314 Dresden, Germany
2  Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR Dubna, P.O. Box 79, Moscow, Russia
3  Skobeltsyn Nuclear Physics Institute, Moscow State University, Dubna, Russia


(Received: 26 November 2002 / Revised version: 23 January 2003 / Published online: 29 April 2003)

The exclusive charge exchange reaction $pD\to n(pp)$ at intermediate and high energies is studied within the Bethe-Salpeter formalism. The final-state interaction in the detected pp pair at nearly zero excitation energy is described by the 1S0 component of the Bethe-Salpeter amplitude. Results of numerical calculations of polarization observables and differential cross-section persuade that, as in the non-relativistic case, this reaction i) can be utilized as a "relativistic deuteron polarimeter" and ii) delivers further information about the elementary nucleon-nucleon charge exchange amplitude.

13.75.-n - Hadron-induced low- and intermediate-energy reactions and scattering (energy less than or equal to 10 GeV).
21.45.+v - Few-body systems.
25.10.+s - Nuclear reactions involving few-nucleon systems.

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