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Nucleon elastic form factors

Current status of the experimental effort

Abstract.

The nucleon form factors are still the subject of active investigation even after an experimental effort spanning 50 years. This is because they are of critical importance to our understanding of the electromagnetic properties of nuclei and provide a unique testing ground for QCD motivated models of nucleon structure. Progress in polarized beams, polarized targets and recoil polarimetry have allowed an important and precise set of data to be collected over the last decade. I will review the experimental status of elastic electron scattering from the nucleon along with an outlook for future progress.

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Day, D. Nucleon elastic form factors. Eur. Phys. J. A 31, 560–565 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1140/epja/i2006-10239-9

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PACS.

  • 14.20.Dh Protons and neutrons
  • 13.40.Gp Electromagnetic form factors
  • 24.70.+s Polarization phenomena in reactions