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Extraction of GM n from inclusive electron scattering on D, 4He


We use the relation between Structure Functions (SFs) of nuclei A and nucleons N in order to fomulate a criterion which isolates the QE part out of the total inclusive cross-section. From data points around the QEP we extract the reduced neutron magnetic form factor 〈α n = G M n/μ n G d〉. The latter shows an unexpected decrease up to Q 2 = 10GeV^2, the largest measured.

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Rinat, A.S., Taragin, M.F. & Viviani, M. Extraction of GM n from inclusive electron scattering on D, 4He. Eur. Phys. J. A 31, 415–416 (2007).

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  • 14.20.Dh Protons and neutrons
  • 13.60.Hb Total and inclusive cross-sections (including deep-inelastic processes)
  • 25.30.Fj Inelastic electron scattering to continuum