The deuteron to proton polarization transfer coefficients Kyyy' and Kyy' together with the deuteron analyzing powers are measured in three coplanar configurations of the deuteron-proton breakup reaction with a 135-MeV/nucleon polarized deuteron beam at the RIKEN Accelerator Research Facility. The data are compared with theoretical predictions based on exact solutions of the three-nucleon (3N) Faddeev equations with high-precision nucleon-nucleon (NN) forces, alone or combined with two 3N force (3NF) models, the 2π-exchange Tucson-Melbourne'(99) (TM'99) and Urbana IX. Large 3NF effects have been found for all the measured observables. Predicted effects are supported by the data, with the exception of the vector analyzing power Ayd. For this observable, theory based on only NN forces is sufficient to explain the data. The behavior of the breakup analyzing powers is found to be different from the corresponding observables in elastic nucleon-deuteron scattering.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics