First observation of the splittings of the E1 p-wave amplitudes in low energy deuteron photodisintegration and its implications for the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn Sum Rule integrand

Angular distributions of the cross section and linear analyzing powers have been measured for the d(γ, n)p reaction at the High Intensity γ-ray Source with linearly polarized beams of 14 and 16 MeV. The outgoing neutrons were detected using the Blowfish detector array, consisting of 88 liquid scintillator detectors with large solid angle coverage. The amplitudes of the reduced transition matrix elements were extracted by means of fits to the data and good agreement was found with a recent potential model calculation of the splittings of the tripletp-wave amplitudes. The extracted amplitudes are used to reconstruct the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule integrand for the deuteron and are compared to theory.

M. A. Blackston, M. W. Ahmed, B. A. Perdue, H. R. Weller, B. Bewer, R. E. Pywell, W. A. Wurtz, R. Igarashi, S. Kucuker, B. Norum, K. Wang, J. Li, S. F. Mikhailov, V. G. Popov, Y. K. Wu, and B. D. Sawatzky
Journal Reference: 
Phys. Rev. C 78 (2008) 034003