A previous perturbative calculation of elastic nucleon-deuteron scattering using nucleon-nucleon -, -, and -wave forces is extended to include the rank-1 tensor force of Yamaguchi and Yamaguchi. We find that both the tensor and the -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
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