Search for effects beyond the born approximation in polarization transfer observables in e⃗ p elastic scattering

Meziane, M. et al. (2011) Search for effects beyond the born approximation in polarization transfer observables in e⃗ p elastic scattering. Physical Review Letters, 106(13), p. 132501. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.132501)

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Intensive theoretical and experimental efforts over the past decade have aimed at explaining the discrepancy between data for the proton electric to magnetic form factor ratio, G<sub>E</sub>/G<sub>M</sub>, obtained separately from cross section and polarization transfer measurements. One possible explanation for this difference is a two-photon-exchange contribution. In an effort to search for effects beyond the one-photon-exchange or Born approximation, we report measurements of polarization transfer observables in the elastic H(e⃗ ,e′p⃗ ) reaction for three different beam energies at a Q<sup>2</sup>=2.5  GeV<sup>2</sup>, spanning a wide range of the kinematic parameter ϵ. The ratio R, which equals μ<sub>p</sub>G<sub>E</sub>/G<sub>M</sub> in the Born approximation, is found to be independent of ϵ at the 1.5% level. The ϵ dependence of the longitudinal polarization transfer component Pℓ shows an enhancement of (2.3±0.6)% relative to the Born approximation at large ϵ.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hamilton, Dr David
Authors: Meziane, M., Brash, E. J., Gilman, R., Jones, M. K., Luo, W., Pentchev, L., Perdrisat, C. F., Puckett, A. J. R., Punjabi, V., Wesselmann, F. R., Ahmidouch, A., Albayrak, I., Aniol, K. A., Arrington, J., Asaturyan, A., Ates, O., Baghdasaryan, H., Benmokhtar, F., Bertozzi, W., Bimbot, L., Bosted, P., Boeglin, W., Butuceanu, C., Carter, P., Chernenko, S., Christy, E., Commisso, M., Cornejo, J. C., Covrig, S., Danagoulian, S., Daniel, A., Davidenko, A., Day, D., Dhamija, S., Dutta, D., Ent, R., Frullani, S., Fenker, H., Frlez, E., Garibaldi, F., Gaskell, D., Gilad, S., Goncharenko, Y., Hafidi, K., Hamilton, D., Higinbotham, D. W., Hinton, W., Horn, T., Hu, B., Huang, J., Huber, G. M., Jensen, E., Kang, H., Keppel, C., Khandaker, M., King, P., Kirillov, D., Kohl, M., Kravtsov, V., Kumbartzki, G., Li, Y., Mamyan, V., Margaziotis, D. J., Markowitz, P., Marsh, A., Matulenko, Y., Maxwell, J., Mbianda, G., Meekins, D., Melnik, Y., Miller, J., Mkrtchyan, A., Mkrtchyan, H., Moffit, B., Moreno, O., Mulholland, J., Narayan, A., Nuruzzaman, , Nedev, S., Piasetzky, E., Pierce, W., Piskunov, N. M., Prok, Y., Ransome, R. D., Razin, D. S., Reimer, P. E., Reinhold, J., Rondon, O., Shabestari, M., Shahinyan, A., Shestermanov, K., Širca, S., Sitnik, I., Smykov, L., Smith, G., Solovyev, L., Solvignon, P., Subedi, R., Suleiman, R., Tomasi-Gustafsson, E., Vasiliev, A., Vanderhaeghen, M., Veilleux, M., Wojtsekhowski, B. B., Wood, S., Ye, Z., Zanevsky, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Zheng, X., and Zhu, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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