The proton-proton two-body density in the three-nucleon system is extracted from quasielastic-electron-scattering data. The two-body density is determined in momentum space using the integrated longitudinal response functions and assuming that the nonrelativistic Coulomb sum rule is valid. The range of the measurement is for momenta between 200 and 550 MeV/c. The data are compared to a proton-proton density calculated using Faddeev wave functions. The data and the calculation both show a second maximum but the data exceed the calculation by about an order of magnitude.
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