Beyond the born approximation: A precise comparison of positron-proton and electron-proton elastic scattering in CLAS Conference

Lachniet, J, Afanasev, A, Arrington, J et al. (2008). Beyond the born approximation: A precise comparison of positron-proton and electron-proton elastic scattering in CLAS . 334-341. 10.1142/9789812796950_0042



cited authors

  • Lachniet, J; Afanasev, A; Arrington, J; Brooks, WK; Joo, K; Moteabbed, M; Niroula, M; Raue, BA; Ungaro, M; Weinstein, LB

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abstract

  • Recent polarization transfer measurements of the ratio of elastic form factors GE/GM on the proton are not in agreement with the results of Rosenbluth-type experiments. A two photon exchange contribution to the elastic cross section is the leading theoretical candidate to explain the discrepancy. A definitive test of this theory is the direct comparison of e +p and e-p elastic scattering. A proposed measurement of this sort using a novel mixed e+e- lepton beam and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Lab is described. Preliminary results from an engineering test run showing a clear signal of elastic e+p and e-p are presented.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 9812796940

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9789812796943

start page

  • 334

end page

  • 341