We give an overview of the activity in studying photoprocesses on a tensor-polarized deuterium target, which is carried out at the VEPP-3 electron storage ring. Recent experimental results on tensor asymmetries in two-body deuteron photodisintegration at the photon energy up to 500 MeV, and in coherent pion photoproduction on deuteron are presented. Plans to upgrade the facility and future experiments are discussed. Further progress is connected with the installation of a tagging system for almost-real photons. This would allow us to extend the measurements of polarization observables in photonuclear reactions on deuteron up to a photon energy of 1.5 GeV and permit to perform double polarized experiments - with linear polarized photon beams and tensor/vector polarized deuterium targets.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)