Tensor polarization observables (t(20), t(21), and t(22)) have been measure
d in elastic electron-deuteron scattering for six values of momentum transf
er between 0.66 and 1.7 (GeV/c)(2). The experiment was performed at the Jef
ferson Laboratory in Hall C using the electron High Momentum Spectrometer,
a specially designed deuteron magnetic channel and the recoil deuteron pola
rimeter POLDER. The new data determine to much larger Q(2) the deuteron cha
rge form factors G(C) and G(Q). They are in good agreement with relativisti
c calculations and disagree with perturbative QCD predictions.