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Title Measurement of the Parity Violating Asymmetry inElastic Electron Scattering off 208Pb
Authors Jonathan Wexler
JLAB number JLAB-PHY-14-2025
LANL number (None)
Other number DOE/OR/23177-4099
Document Type(s) (Thesis) 
Supported by U.S. Naval Research: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No
Funding Source: Nuclear Physics (NP)
A PHD thesis
Advisor(s) :
   Robert Michaels (JLab)
Publication Abstract: The Lead Radius Experiment (PREX) was carried out in order to provide a model-independent measurement of the RMS radius sqrt(r-2/n) of the neutron distribution in the 208Pb nucleus. The parity-violating scattering asymmetry for longitudinally polarized 1.06 GeV electrons from an unpolarized 208Pb target was measured at Q2 = 0.00880 GeV2. This measurement was performed by the PREX collaboration in Hall A at Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, VA, between March and June, 2010. The electron detectors used in this measurement were designed and fabricated by University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Smith College. The resulting parity-violating asymmetry was measured as APV = 656±60(stat.)±14(sys.) ppb. This asymmetry extrapolates to a difference in radii between the nuclear neutron and proton distributions of sqrt(r-2/n)-sqrt(r-2/p)=0.33^+0.16/?0.18 fm.
Experiment Numbers: E06-002
Group: Hall A
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