Recoil polarization measurements of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio to Q2=8.5  GeV2

Puckett, A. J. R. et al. (2010) Recoil polarization measurements of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio to Q2=8.5  GeV2. Physical Review Letters, 104(24), p. 242301. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.242301)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.242301

Abstract

Among the most fundamental observables of nucleon structure, electromagnetic form factors are a crucial benchmark for modern calculations describing the strong interaction dynamics of the nucleon’s quark constituents; indeed, recent proton data have attracted intense theoretical interest. In this Letter, we report new measurements of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio using the recoil polarization method, at momentum transfers Q<sup>2</sup>=5.2, 6.7, and 8.5  GeV<sup>2</sup>. By extending the range of Q<sup>2</sup> for which GpE is accurately determined by more than 50%, these measurements will provide significant constraints on models of nucleon structure in the nonperturbative regime.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hamilton, Dr David
Authors: Puckett, A. J. R., Brash, E. J., Jones, M. K., Luo, W., Meziane, M., Pentchev, L., Perdrisat, C. F., Punjabi, V., Wesselmann, F. R., Ahmidouch, A., Albayrak, I., Aniol, K. A., Arrington, J., Asaturyan, A., 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., Gilman, R., Goncharenko, Y., Hafidi, K., Hamilton, D., Higinbotham, D. W., Hinton, W., Horn, T., Hu, B., Huang, J., Huber, G. M., Jensen, E., Keppel, C., Khandaker, M., King, P., Kirillov, D., Kohl, M., Kravtsov, V., Kumbartzki, G., Li, Y., Mamyan, V., Margaziotis, D. J., 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., Nedev, S., Nuruzzaman, , Piasetzky, E., Pierce, W., Piskunov, N. M., Prok, Y., Ransome, R. D., Razin, D. S., Reimer, P., Reinhold, J., Rondon, O., Shabestari, M., Shahinyan, A., Shestermanov, K., Širca, S., Sitnik, I., Smykov, L., Smith, G., Solovyev, L., Solvignon, P., Subedi, R., Tomasi-Gustafsson, E., Vasiliev, A., 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:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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