Measurement of the reaction H-2(e,e(')) at 180 degrees close to the deuteron breakup threshold

Ryezayeva N., Arenhoevel H., Burda O., Byelikov A., Chernykh M., Enders J., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.100, no.17, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.100.172501
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS


Inclusive inelastic electron scattering off the deuteron under 180 degrees has been studied at the S-DALINAC close to the breakup threshold at momentum transfers q=0.27 fm(-1) and 0.74 fm(-1) with good energy resolution sufficient to map in detail the spin flip M1 response, which governs the starting reaction pn -> d gamma of big-bang nucleosynthesis over most of the relevant temperature region. Results from potential model calculations and (for q=0.27 fm(-1)) from pionless nuclear effective field theory are in excellent agreement with the data.