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Title Inclusive Electron Scattering From Nuclei at x>1 and High Q2
Authors John Arrington
JLAB number JLAB-PHY-98-85
LANL number (None)
Other number DOE/ER/40150-3621
Document Type(s) (Thesis) 
Associated with EIC: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No
A PHD thesis
Advisor(s) :
   Brad Filippone (Caltech)
Publication Abstract: CEBAF experiment e89-008 measured inclusive electron scattering from nuclei in a Q^2 range between 0.8 and 7.3 (GeV/c)^2 for x_Bjorken approximately greater than 1. The cross sections for scattering from D C, Fe, and Au were measured. The C, Fe, and Au data have been analyzed in terms of F(y) to examine y-scaling of the quasielastic scattering, and to study the momentum distribution of the nucleons in the nucleus. The data have also been analyzed in terms of the structure function vW_2 to examine scaling of the inelastic scattering in x and xi and to study the momentum distribution of the quarks. In the regions where quasielastic scattering dominates the cross section (low Q^2 or large negative values of y), the data are shown to exhibit y-scaling. However, the y-scaling breaks down once the inelastic contributions become large. The data do not exhibit x-scaling, except at the lowest values of x, while the structure function does appear to scale in the Nachtmann variable, xi.
Experiment Numbers: E89-008
Group: Hall C
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