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A measurement of inclusive quasi-elastic electron scattering cross sections at high momentum transfer

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Potterveld, David Henry (1989) A measurement of inclusive quasi-elastic electron scattering cross sections at high momentum transfer. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06042013-092346016

Abstract

We have measured inclusive electron-scattering cross sections for targets of ^(4)He, C, Al, Fe, and Au, for kinematics spanning the quasi-elastic peak, with squared, four­ momentum transfers (q^2) between 0.23 and 2.89 (GeV/c)^2. Additional data were measured for Fe with q^2's up to 3.69 (GeV/c)^2 These cross sections were analyzed for the y-scaling behavior expected from a simple, impulse-approximation model, and are found to approach a scaling limit at the highest q^2's. The q^2 approach to scaling is compared with a calculation for infinite nuclear matter, and relationships between the scaling function and nucleon momentum distributions are discussed. Deviations from perfect scaling are used to set limits on possible changes in the size of nucleons inside the nucleus.

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:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • McKeown, Robert D.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:6 July 1988
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06042013-092346016
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06042013-092346016
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ID Code:7831
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Dan Anguka
Deposited On:04 Jun 2013 16:50
Last Modified:04 Jun 2013 16:50

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