Perturbative Calculation of Spin Observables in Nucleon-Deuteron Elastic Scattering. II. Inclusion of a Tensor Force

Phys. Rev. C 6, 1157 – Published 1 October 1972
S. C. Pieper


A previous perturbative calculation of elastic nucleon-deuteron scattering using nucleon-nucleon S-, P-, and D-wave forces is extended to include the rank-1 S13-D13 tensor force of Yamaguchi and Yamaguchi. We find that both the tensor and the P-wave forces are important to the rank-2 polarizations of the deuteron. Using these forces we achieve excellent agreement with the data for these polarizations at 5.75 and 10.85 MeV. A comparison of calculations with just the tensor force to the exact calculations of Aarons and Sloan demonstrates the reliability of the perturbation technique.


  • Received 26 June 1972
  • Published in the issue dated October 1972

© 1972 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

S. C. Pieper*

  • Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

  • *Present address: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439.

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