A complete high-precision set of deuteron analyzing powers for elastic deuteron-proton (dp) scattering at 250 and 294 MeV/nucleon has been measured. These data and previously existing data sets for the cross section at similar energies are compared to the results of three-nucleon Faddeev calculations based on modern nucleon-nucleon (NN) potentials alone or combined with two models of three-nucleon forces: the Tucson-Melbourne 99 and Urbana IX. Large discrepancies between pure NN theory and data, which are not resolved by the current three-nucleon forces, were found at c.m. backward angles θc.m.120 for all the deuteron analyzing powers and the cross section. Because only small relativistic effects were found for the deuteron analyzing powers and the cross section, the inclusion of short-range components of the three-nucleon force is probably required to get a better description of the data.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics