Role of nuclear binding in the EMC effect

G. L. Li, K. F. Liu, G. E. Brown

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We reexamine the role of nuclear binding in the EMC effect. With the correct average single-particle energy and the proper light-cone normalization of the vertex functions, it is shown that the nuclear binding and the Fermi motion in the convolution model of the nucleons account for about 20% of the EMC effect in the mid-x region. Q2- and x-rescaling are used to make up the difference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-536
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 3 1988

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Funding Information:
This work is supporteidn part by the DOE grant ~DE-FG05-84ER4015t4h,e DOE contracNt o. DE-AC02-76ER13001t,h e NSF grant No. NSF-RII-8610671a ndan IBM ACIS grant.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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