Search for three-nucleon short-range correlations in light nuclei

Z. Ye, P. Solvignon, D. Nguyen, P. Aguilera, Z. Ahmed, H. Albataineh, K. Allada, B. Anderson, D. Anez, K. Aniol, J. Annand, J. Arrington, T. Averett, H. Baghdasaryan, X. Bai, A. Beck, S. Beck, V. Bellini, F. Benmokhtar, A. CamsonneC. Chen, J. P. Chen, K. Chirapatpimol, E. Cisbani, M. M. Dalton, A. Daniel, D. Day, W. Deconinck, M. Defurne, D. Flay, N. Fomin, M. Friend, S. Frullani, E. Fuchey, F. Garibaldi, D. Gaskell, S. Gilad, R. Gilman, S. Glamazdin, C. Gu, P. Guèye, C. Hanretty, J. O. Hansen, M. Hashemi Shabestari, D. W. Higinbotham, M. Huang, S. Iqbal, G. Jin, N. Kalantarians, H. Kang, A. Kelleher, I. Korover, J. Lerose, J. Leckey, R. Lindgren, E. Long, J. Mammei, D. J. Margaziotis, P. Markowitz, D. Meekins, Z. Meziani, R. Michaels, M. Mihovilovic, N. Muangma, C. Munoz Camacho, B. Norum, Nuruzzaman, K. Pan, S. Phillips, E. Piasetzky, I. Pomerantz, M. Posik, V. Punjabi, X. Qian, Y. Qiang, X. Qiu, P. E. Reimer, A. Rakhman, S. Riordan, G. Ron, O. Rondon-Aramayo, A. Saha, L. Selvy, A. Shahinyan, R. Shneor, S. Sirca, K. Slifer, N. Sparveris, R. Subedi, V. Sulkosky, D. Wang, J. W. Watson, L. B. Weinstein, B. Wojtsekhowski, S. A. Wood, I. Yaron, X. Zhan, J. Zhang, Y. W. Zhang, B. Zhao, X. Zheng, P. Zhu, R. Zielinski

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We present new data probing short-range correlations (SRCs) in nuclei through the measurement of electron scattering off high-momentum nucleons in nuclei. The inclusive He4/He3 cross section ratio is observed to be both x and Q2 independent for 1.5<x<2, confirming the dominance of two-nucleon short-range correlations. For x>2, our data support the hypothesis that a previous claim of three-nucleon correlation dominance was an artifact caused by the limited resolution of the measurement. While 3N-SRCs appear to have an important contribution, our data show that isolating 3N-SRCs is significantly more complicated than for 2N-SRCs.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number065204
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number6
StatePublished - 18 Jun 2018

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