Polarization-transfer measurement to a large-virtuality bound proton in the deuteron

I. Yaron, D. Izraeli, P. Achenbach, H. Arenhövel, J. Beričič, R. Böhm, D. Bosnar, E. O. Cohen, L. Debenjak, M. O. Distler, A. Esser, I. Friščić, R. Gilman, I. Korover, J. Lichtenstadt, H. Merkel*, D. G. Middleton, M. Mihovilovič, U. Müller, E. PiasetzkyJ. Pochodzalla, G. Ron, B. S. Schlimme, M. Schoth, F. Schulz, C. Sfienti, S. Širca, S. Strauch, M. Thiel, A. Tyukin, A. Weber

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We report the measurement of the ratio of polarization-transfer components, Px/Pz, in the H2(e→,ep→)n reaction at low and high missing momenta, in search of differences between free and bound protons. The observed deviation of Px/Pz from that of a free proton, which is similar to that observed in 4He, indicates that the effect in nuclei is a function of the virtuality of the knock-out proton and the missing momentum direction, but not the average nuclear density. There is a general agreement between the data and calculations, which assume free proton form factors, however, the measurements are consistently about 10% higher.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - 10 Jun 2017

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  • Electron-scattering
  • d(e,e'p)


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