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Title New Precision Measurements of Deuteron Structure Function A(Q) at Low Momentum Transfer
Authors Byungwuek Lee
JLAB number JLAB-PHY-09-1062
LANL number (None)
Other number DOE/OR/23177-0973
Document Type(s) (Thesis) 
Supported by U.S. Naval Research: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No
A PHD thesis
Advisor(s) :
   Seonho Choi (Seoul National University)
Publication Abstract: Differences between previous measurements of low momentum transfer electron-deuteron elastic scattering prevent a clean determination of even the sign of the leading low momentum transfer relativistic corrections, or of the convergence of chiral perturbation theory. We have attempted to resolve this issue with a new high-precision measurement in Jefferson Lab Hall A. Elastic electron scattering was measured on targets of tantalum, carbon, hydrogen, and deuterium at beam energy of 685 MeV. The four-momentum transfer covered the range of 0.15 - 0.7 GeV. The experiment included a new beam calorimeter, to better calibrate the low beam currents used in the experiment, and new collimators to better define the spectrometer solid angles. We obtained cross sections of deuteron as ratios to hydrogen cross sections. A fit function of B(Q) world data is newly made and subtracted from cross sections to find values of A(Q). Precision A(Q) structure function data of deuteron are extracted and presented here. The results of this work is in agreement with the previous Saclay data and are smaller than values from the world's best theoretical calculations.
Experiment Numbers: E05-004
Group: Hall A
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