Nuclear density dependence of in-medium polarization

G. Ron*, W. Cosyn, E. Piasetzky, J. Ryckebusch, J. Lichtenstadt

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It is shown that polarization transfer measurements (e; -, e′ p-) on a specific target nucleus can provide constraints on the ratio of the in-medium electric to magnetic form factor. Thereby one exploits the fact that proton knockout from single-particle levels exhibit a specific sensitivity to the effective nuclear density. It is shown that in 12C the effective nuclear density for s-shell knockout is about twice as high as for p-shell knockout. With current model predictions for the in-medium form factors, one obtains measurable modifications of the order of 5% in the ratios of the double polarization observables between those single-particle levels.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number028202
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 6 Feb 2013


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