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On the symmetric S- and D- state components of the triton wave function Best, Melvyn Edward

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Approximate forms for the symmetric S- and D- state components of the triton wave functions are found using the equivalent two - body approximation of Feshbach and Rubinow. Two coupled, ordinary differential equations for the components are obtained and, for comparison with previous work, are solved numerically with the Feshbach - Pease two nucleon potentials. A further approximation involving one variational parameter is shown to yield good results. Detailed expressions for the symmetric S- and D-state contributions to the charge form factor of the triton are found and the symmetric S-state contribution is compared to the results of Schiff.

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