Polarization phenomena for vector-meson production induced by neutron-proton collisions in collinear kinematics

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

FEW-BODY SYSTEMS, vol.26, pp.227-240, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s006010050116
  • Title of Journal : FEW-BODY SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-240


Polarization phenomena for vector-meson production in neutron-proton collisions, n + p --> d + V-0, with V-0 = rho, omega, or phi, are studied for collinear kinematics when the vector mesons are produced at angles theta = 0 degrees or 180 degrees with respect to the momentum of the incoming beam. It is shown that the spin structure of the matrix elements can be parametrized in terms of five independent complex scalar amplitudes whose symmetry properties follow from the isotopic invariance of the strong interaction and from which specific polarization properties can be deduced. The polarization structure functions, calculated in terms of these five independent scalar amplitudes, allow to analyze one and two spin-polarization observables in a model-independent way.