Coherent pi(0) electroproduction on the deuteron

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Rekalo M., Tomasi-Gustafsson E., Arvieux J.

ANNALS OF PHYSICS, vol.295, no.1, pp.1-32, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 295 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/aphy.2001.6208
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-32
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A general analysis of polarization phenomena for coherent pion electroproduction on deuterons is presented. The spin and isospin structures of the gamma* + d --> d + P-0 amplitudes (where gamma* is a virtual photon) are established and relationships between meson electroproduction on deuterons and on nucleons are given in the framework of the impulse approximation. The reaction e + d --> e + d + pi(0) is investigated in detail, for a relatively large value of momentum transfer, 0.5 GeV2 less than or equal to -k(2) less than or equal to 2 GeV2, both at threshold and in the region of Delta-isobar excitation. Special attention is devoted to the sensitivity of different contributions to the exclusive cross section for d(e, epi(0))d, as the gamma*piomega form factor or the NN-potential. The predicted k(2)-dependence of the cross section agrees well with the available experimental data. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).