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Title Polarized 3He(e,e'n) Asymmetries in Three Orthogonal Measurements
Authors Elena Long
JLAB number JLAB-PHY-12-1635
LANL number arXiv:1209.2739
Other number DOE/OR/23177-2333
Document Type(s) (Thesis) 
Supported by U.S. Naval Research: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No
A PHD thesis
Advisor(s) :
   Bryon Anderson (Kent State)
   Douglas Higinbotham (Jefferson Lab)
Publication Abstract: Asymmetry measurements were conducted in Jefferson Lab's experimental Hall A through electron scattering from a polarized 3He target in the quasi-elastic polarized-3He(e,e'n) reaction. Measurements were made with the target polarized in the longitudinal direction with respect to the incoming electrons A_L, in a transverse direction that was orthogonal to the beam-line and parallel to the q-vector A_T, and in a vertical direction that was orthogonal to both the beam-line and the q-vector (A_y^0). The experiment measured $A_y^0$ at four-momentum transfer squared Q^2 of 0.127 (GeV/c)^2, 0.456 (GeV/c)^2, and 0.953 (GeV/c)^2. The A_T and A_L asymmetries were both measured at Q^2 of 0.505 (GeV/c)^2 and 0.953 (GeV/c)^2. This is the first time that three orthogonal asymmetries have been measured simultaneously. Results from this experiment are compared with the plane wave impulse approximation (PWIA) and Faddeev calculations. These results provide important tests of models that use 3He as an effective neutron target and show that the PWIA holds above Q^2 of 0.953 (GeV/c)^2.
Experiment Numbers: E08-005
Group: Hall A
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