The H2(e,e'n)1H quasielastic cross section was measured at Q2 values of 0.109, 0.176, and 0.255 (GeV/c)2. The neutron detection efficiency was determined by the associated particle technique with the H2(γ,pn) reaction for each of the three neutron kinetic energies. These H2(e,e'n) measurements of the coincidence cross sections are the first at low Q2. The cross sections are sensitive primarily to the neutron magnetic form factor GMn at these kinematics. The extracted GMn values have smaller uncertainties than previous data and are consistent with the dipole parametrization at the two higher momentum transfers; at the lowest momentum transfer, the value of GMn is ∼10% higher than the dipole value.
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|State||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics