Electron Scattering from the Deuteron Using the Gross Equation

  • J. W. Van Orden
  • N. Devine
  • F. Gross
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 9)


The elastic electromagnetic form factors for the deuteron are calculated in the context of a one-boson-exchange model using the Gross or Spectator equation [1]. The formalism is manifestly covariant and gauge invariant. Results are shown for the impulse approximation and for ρπγ exchange currents. The impulse approximation results are quite close to the available data which suggests that only a relatively small exchange current contribution is required. It is shown that by using a soft form factor for the exchange current, the model provides a very good representation of the data.


Form Factor Exchange Current Vertex Function Electromagnetic Form Factor Impulse Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Van Orden
    • 1
    • 3
  • N. Devine
    • 3
  • F. Gross
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  3. 3.The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator FacilityNewport NewsUSA

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