Nucleon form factors and the BLAST experiment

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Measurements of the electric and magnetic form factors of the nucleon present a sensitive test of nucleon models and QCD-inspired theories. A precise knowledge of the neutron form factors at low Q2 is also essential to reduce the systematic errors of parity violation experiments. At the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center, the nucleon form factors have been measured by means of scattering of polarized electrons from vector-polarized hydrogen and deuterium. The experiment used the longitudinally polarized stored electron beam of the MIT-Bates South Hall Ring along with an isotopically pure, highly vector-polarized internal atomic hydrogen and deuterium target provided by an atomic beam source. The measurements have been carried out with the symmetric Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid (BLAST) with enhanced neutron detection capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-592
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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Nucleon form factors and the BLAST experiment. / Alarcon, Ricardo.

In: European Physical Journal A, Vol. 31, No. 4, 03.2007, p. 588-592.

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