The electric form factor of the neutron, [special characters omitted], provides key understanding of the structure of one of the basic building blocks of visible matter in the universe. Recent interest in this quantity is the result of the improved quality of data provided by double polarization experiments, which have substantially improved in the last decade.
This thesis presents precision measurements of [special characters omitted] by the E02-013 collaboration at Q2 of 1.7, 2.5, and 3.5 GeV2. This measurement used a double polarization technique, a highly polarized 3He target, a polarized electron beam, a large acceptance spectrometer to detect the scattered electrons, and a large neutron detector to detect the recoiling hadrons in the reaction [special characters omitted]. These measurements will be compared to a variety of models of the nucleon's internal structure, as well as used to extract individual contributions of the up and down quarks to the nucleon form factors.
|Advisor:||Beise, Elizabeth J.|
|Commitee:||Coplan, Michael, Hadley, Nick, Wallace, Steve, Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan|
|School:||University of Maryland, College Park|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||DAI-B 71/03, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Double-polarization measurement, E02013, Form factor, Helium-3, Neutrons, Nucleon structure|
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