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Scaling Violations in Quasielastic Electron Scattering


Butler, Malcolm Nicholas (1988) Scaling Violations in Quasielastic Electron Scattering. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/pp3m-h071.


We study the phenomenon of y-scaling in inclusive quasielastic electron scattering. Emphasis is placed on the approach to scaling at finite four-momentum transfers, and the effects of final state interactions. Brueckner-Goldstone perturbation theory for nuclear matter is used to perform a detailed, microscopic calculation of the dynamic structure function of nuclear matter. This is compared to the naive prediction of the Impulse approximation, and we find that the approach to scaling is quite different. The Brueckner-Goldstone approach reproduces the trends seen experimentally (Impulse approximation does not); however, there is still not good quantitative agreement with the data. We take this to be a possible sign of problems in the conventional nucleon-nucleon interactions studied.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Koonin, Steven E.
Thesis Committee:
  • Koonin, Steven E. (chair)
  • Cross, Michael Clifford
  • Filippone, Bradley W.
  • Politzer, Hugh David
Defense Date:17 June 1987
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:01172013-133508860
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