We report the measurements of the transverse (Px′) and longitudinal (Pz′) components of the polarization transfer to a bound proton in carbon via the quasifree C12(e - ,e′p - ) reaction, over a wide range of missing momenta. We determine these polarization transfers separately for protons knocked out from the s and p shells. The electron-beam polarization was measured to determine the individual components with systematic uncertainties which allow a detailed comparison with theoretical calculations.
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We would like to thank the Mainz Microtron operators and technical crew for the excellent operation of the accelerator. This work is supported by the Israel Science Foundation (Grants No. 390/15 and No. 951/19) of the Israel Academy of Arts and Sciences, by the PAZY Foundation (Grant No. 294/18), by the Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Collaborative Research Center 1044), and by the U.S. National Science Foundation (PHY-1205782). We acknowledge the financial support from the Slovenian Research Agency (research core funding No. P1–0102).
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