High momentum transfer RT,L response functions for 3,4He

Z. E. Meziani, J. P. Chen, D. Beck, G. Boyd, L. M. Chinitz, D. B. Day, L. C. Dennis, G. E. Dodge, B. W. Fillipone, K. L. Giovanetti, J. Jourdan, K. W. Kemper, T. Koh, W. Lorenzon, J. S. McCarthy, R. D. McKeown, R. G. Milner, R. C. Minehart, J. Morgenstern, J. MougeyD. H. Potterveld, O. A. Rondon-Aramayo, R. M. Sealock, I. Sick, L. C. Smith, S. T. Thornton, R. C. Walker, C. Woodward

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The tantalizing problem of the "quenching" of the Coulomb sum rule observed in medium weight nuclei is investigated in light nuclei at high momentum transfer. Inclusive electron scattering cross sections for 3,4He have been measured in the quasielastic region at electron energies between 0.9 GeV and 4.3 GeV, and scattering angles of 15° and 85°. Longitudinal (RL) and transverse (RT) response functions have been extracted using a Rosenbluth separation at constant {norm of matrix}q{norm of matrix} of 1.050 (GeV/c). The ratio of the longitudinal to the transverse reduced response functions in the negative y region reaches unity. The experimental Coulomb sum rule although with large uncertainty and conversly to the case of medium weight nuclei, saturates at high momentum to the He nucleus total charge namely Z=2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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