Importance of the deuteron quadrupole moment in sup2H(d,)4He

J. Piekarewicz, S. E. Koonin

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We present a phenomenological study of the H2(d,) 4He reaction that allows for the D-state component of the colliding deuterons. The low-energy cross section is determined by an interference between E2 transitions from an initial S25 scattering state to either the D- or S-state components of He4, the latter via the internal quadrupole moment of the deuteron. From a fit to the data, we determine the asymptotic D/S ratio of He4 to be -0.40.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-878
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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