Elementary theory and brief history

  • H. Arenhövel
  • M. Sanzone
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 3)


In the history of the theory of deuteron photodisintegration one may distinguish roughly three periods:
  1. (i)

    the primitive period of the elementary theory using very simple wave functions and forces and considering lowest multipoles (E1, M1) only,

  2. (ii)

    the classical period still in the framework f conventional nuclear physics, but using realstic forces with correspondingly elaborate wave functions and considering also higher multipole transitions,

  3. (ii)

    the post-classic period with explicit treatment of subnuclear degrees of freedom like meson and isobar degrees of freedom and very recently quark-gluon degrees of freedom.



Total Cross Section Effective Range Tensor Force Deuteron Wave Function Nucleon Polarization 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Arenhövel
    • 1
  • M. Sanzone
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FişicaUniversità di Genova, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareSezione di GenovaItaly

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