Relativistically generated asymmetry in the missing-momentum distribution from the (e,e'p) reaction

S. Gardner, J. Piekarewicz

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Abstract

We calculate the asymmetry in the missing-momentum distribution from the (e,e'p) reaction in a relativistic formalism. Longitudinal and transverse response functions are evaluated in parallel kinematics as a function of the three-momentum transfer to the nucleus. Analytic expressions for the responses are obtained in a relativistic plane-wave impulse approximation. These expressions reveal a large asymmetry in the momentum distribution, at the plane-wave level, induced by the lower components of the bound-state wave functions. These relativistic effects contaminate any attempt to infer color transparency from a measurement of the asymmetry in the (e,e'p) reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2822-2833
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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