The European Physical Journal A

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Empirical transverse charge densities in the deuteron

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Abstract

Using the recent empirical information on the deuteron electromagnetic form factors we map out the transverse charge density in the deuteron as viewed from a light front moving towards the deuteron. The charge densities for a transversely polarized deuteron are characterized by monopole, dipole and quadrupole patterns.

PACS

13.40.Gp Electromagnetic form factors 21.10.Ft Charge distribution 21.45.Bc Two-nucleon system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Institut für KernphysikJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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