Measurements of electron-proton elastic cross sections for 0.4 < Q 2 < 5.5 (GeV/c)2

M. E. Christy, A. Ahmidouch, C. S. Armstrong, J. Arrington, R. Asaturyan, S. Avery, O. K. Baker, D. H. Beck, H. P. Blok, C. W. Bochna, W. Boeglin, P. Bosted, M. Bouwhuis, H. Breuer, D. S. Brown, A. Bruell, R. D. Carlini, N. S. Chant, A. Cochran, L. ColeS. Danagoulian, D. B. Day, J. Dunne, D. Dutta, R. Ent, H. C. Fenker, B. Fox, L. Gan, H. Gao, K. Garrow, D. Gaskell, A. Gasparian, D. F. Geesaman, P. L.J. Guèye, M. Harvey, R. J. Holt, X. Jiang, C. E. Keppel, E. Kinney, Y. Liang, W. Lorenzon, A. Lung, P. Markowitz, J. W. Martin, K. McIlhany, D. McKee, D. Meekins, M. A. Miller, R. G. Milner, J. H. Mitchell, H. Mkrtchyan, B. A. Mueller, A. Nathan, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, T. G. O'Neill, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, R. B. Piercey, D. Potterveld, R. D. Ransome, J. Reinhold, E. Rollinde, P. Roos, A. J. Sarty, R. Sawafta, E. C. Schulte, E. Segbefia, C. Smith, S. Stepanyan, S. Strauch, V. Tadevosyan, L. Tang, R. Tieulent, A. Uzzle, W. F. Vulcan, S. A. Wood, F. Xiong, L. Yuan, M. Zeier, B. Zihlmann, V. Ziskin

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We report on precision measurements of the elastic cross section for electron-proton scattering performed in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. The measurements were made at 28 distinct kinematic settings covering a range in momentum transfer of 0.4<Q2<5.5 (GeV/c)2. These measurements represent a significant contribution to the world's cross section data set in the Q2 range, where a large discrepancy currently exists between the ratio of electric to magnetic proton form factors extracted from previous cross section measurements and that recently measured via polarization transfer in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. This data set shows good agreement with previous cross section measurements, indicating that if a heretofore unknown systematic error does exist in the cross section measurements, then it is intrinsic to all such measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015206
Pages (from-to)015206-1-015206-15
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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