Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Measurement of the electric form factor of the neutron at high momentum transfer
by Miller, Jonathan, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009, 244; 3391384
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Beise, Elizabeth J.
Commitee: Coplan, Michael, Hadley, Nick, Wallace, Steve, Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-B 71/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nuclear physics
Keywords: Double-polarization measurement, E02013, Form factor, Helium-3, Neutrons, Nucleon structure
Publication Number: 3391384
ISBN: 978-1-109-63450-1
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