Transverse-longitudinal asymmetry in the quasielastic He→3(e→,e′) reaction

J. O. Hansen, M. A. Titko, D. Deschepper, G. Dodson, T. W. Donnelly, K. Dow R. Ent, M. Farkhondeh, W. Korsch, L. H. Kramer, K. Lee, N. C.R. Makins, R. G. Milner, D. R. Tieger, T. P. Welch, C. E. Jones, J. Arrington, E. J. Beise, B. Bray, R. W. Carr, B. W. FilipponeH. Gao, A. Lung, R. D. McKeown, B. Mueller, M. L. Pitt, R. W. Schulze, P. U. Sauer, E. Candell, J. Napolitano, C. Tripp, B. B. Wojtsekhowski, W. Lorenzon

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The transverse-longitudinal asymmetry ATL′ in He→3(e→,e′) quasielastic scattering at momentum transfer Q2=0.14 (GeV/c)2 has been measured to be 1.52 ± 0.55(stat) ± 0.15(syst)%. The plane wave impulse approximation (PWIA) prediction for this measurement ranges from 2.1% to 2.9%, where the variation is due to uncertainty in the initial state wave function, nucleon form factors, and off-shell prescription. The data may suggest a suppression with respect to the PWIA, which has also been observed for the unpolarized longitudinal response function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-657
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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