Perturbative Calculation of Spin Observables in Nucleon-Deuteron Elastic Scattering. III. Comparison with an Exact Calculation

Phys. Rev. C 8, 1702 – Published 1 November 1973
S. C. Pieper


A previously presented perturbative calculation of elastic nucleon-deuteron scattering is compared with the exact calculation of Doleschall. It is found that the nucleon polarization in N-d scattering is not accurately predicted by the perturbation theory but that the vector and tensor deuteron polarizations are in satisfactory agreement with the exact calculation. It is suggested that considerably more complicated potentials than those now in use will have to be employed to predict the nucleon polarization data at energies above 14 MeV. Some calculations of recently measured spin-transfer coefficients are presented and compared with the available data.


  • Received 30 May 1973
  • Published in the issue dated November 1973

© 1973 The American Physical Society

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S. C. Pieper

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

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