skip to main content

Title: Quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering in the weak binding approximation

We perform a global analysis of all available electron-deuteron quasielastic scattering data using Q^2-dependent smearing functions that describe inclusive inelastic e-d scattering within the weak binding approximation. We study the dependence of the cross sections on the deuteron wave function and the off-shell extrapolation of the elastic electron-nucleon cross section, which show particular sensitivity at x >> 1. The excellent overall agreement with data over a large range of Q^2 and x suggest a limited need for effects beyond the impulse approximation, with the exception of the very high-x or very low-Q^2 regions, where short-distance effects in the deuteron become more relevant.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3]
  1. William and Mary College, JLAB
  2. Carnegie Mellon University
  3. JLAB
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-14-1843; DOE/OR/23177-3001; arXiv:1402.3910
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Rev. C; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 06
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States