2H(3He, t)2p reaction at 2 GeV

B Ramstein, C Mosbacher, T Hennino, W Augustyniak, D Bachelier, H G Bohlen, J L Boyard, R Dahl, C Ellegaard, C Gaarde, J Gosset, J C Jourdain, J S Larsen, M C Lemaire, D L'Hote, H P Morsch, M Österlund, J Poitou, P Radvanyi, M Roy-StephanThomas Sams, M Skousen, S Tarle-Rousteau, P Zupranski

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The exclusive H-2 (He-3, t)2p reaction has been studied at 2 GeV for energy transfers up to 500 MeV and triton angles up to 3.4degrees. The protons were measured in the large acceptance magnetic detector DIOGENE, in coincidence with the forward tritons detected in a dedicated magnetic arm. The energy transfer spectra extend well above the pion threshold. However, in the region of Delta excitation, the yield is less than 10% of the inclusive H-2(He-3, t) cross-section, which indicates the small contribution of the DeltaN --> NN process. The angular distributions of the two protons in their center of mass have been analysed as a function of energy transfer and triton angle and a Legendre polynomial decomposition has been achieved. These data have been compared to a model based on a coupled-channel approach for describing the NN and NDelta systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei
Pages (from-to)583-597
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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