Measurement of two- and three-nucleon short-range correlation probabilities in nuclei

KS Egiyan*, NB Dashyan, MM Sargsian, MI Strikman, LB Weinstein, G Adams, P Ambrozewicz, M Anghinolfi, B Asavapibhop, G Asryan, H Avakian, H Baghdasaryan, N Baillie, JP Ball, NA Baltzell, V. Batourine, M Battaglieri, I. Bedlinskiy, M Bektasoglu, M BellisN Benmouna, AS Biselli, BE Bonner, S Bouchigny, S Boiarinov, R Bradford, D Branford, WK Brooks, S Bultmann, VD Burkert, C Bultuceanu, J. R. Calarco, SL Careccia, DS Carman, B Carnahan, S Chen, PL Cole, P Coltharp, P Corvisiero, D Crabb, H Crannell, JP Cummings, ED Sanctis, R DeVita, PV Degtyarenko, H Denizli, L Dennis, KV Dharmawardane, C Djalali, GE Dodge, J Donnelly, D Doughty, P Dragovitsch, M Dugger, S Dytman, OP Dzyubak, H Egiyan, L Elouadrhiri, A Empl, P Eugenio, R Fatemi, G Fedotov, RJ Feuerbach, TA Forest, H Funsten, G Gavalian, NG Gevorgyan, GP Gilfoyle, KL Giovanetti, FX Girod, JT Goetz, E Golovatch, RW Gothe, KA Griffioen, M Guidal, M Guillo, N Guler, L Guo, V. Gyurjyan, C Hadjidakis, J Hardie, FW Hersman, K Hicks, I. Hleiqawi, M Holtrop, J Hu, M Huertas, CE Hyde-Wright, Y Ilieva, DG Ireland, BS Ishkhanov, MM Ito, D Jenkins, HS Jo, K Joo, HG Juengst, JD Kellie, M Khandaker, KY Kim, K Kim, W Kim, FJ Klein, A Klimenko, M Klusman, LH Kramer, V. Kubarovsky, J Kuhn, SE Kuhn, S Kuleshov, J Lachniet, JM Laget, J Langheinrich, D Lawrence, T Lee, K Livingston, LC Maximon, S McAleer, B McKinnon, JWC McNabb, BA Mecking, MD Mestayer, CA Meyer, T Mibe, K Mikhailov, R Minehart, M Mirazita, R Miskimen, V. Mokeev, SA Morrow, J Mueller, GS Mutchler, P Nadel-Turonski, J Napolitano, R Nasseripour, S Niccolai, G Niculescu, I. Niculescu, BB Niczyporuk, RA Niyazov, GV O'Rielly, M Osipenko, AI Ostrovidov, K Park, E Pasyuk, C Peterson, J Pierce, N Pivnyuk, D Pocanic, O Pogorelko, E Polli, S Pozdniakov, BM Preedom, JW Price, Y Prok, D Protopopescu, LM Qin, BA Raue, G Riccardi, G Ricco, M Ripani, BG Ritchie, F Ronchetti, G Rosner, P Rossi, D Rowntree, PD Rubin, F Sabatie, C Salgado, JP Santoro, V. Sapunenko, RA Schumacher, VS Serov, YG Sharabian, J Shaw, ES Smith, LC Smith, DI Sober, A Stavinsky, S Stepanyan, BE Stokes, P Stoler, S Strauch, R Suleiman, M Taiuti, S Taylor, DJ Tedeschi, R Thompson, A Tkabladze, S Tkachenko, L Todor, C Tur, M Ungaro, MF Vineyard, AV Vlassov, DP Weygand, M Williams, E Wolin, MH Wood, A Yegneswaran, J Yun, L Zana, J Zhang

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Abstract

The ratios of inclusive electron scattering cross sections of He-4, C-12, and Fe-56 to He-3 have been measured at 1 <x(B)<3. At Q(2)> 1.4 GeV2, the ratios exhibit two separate plateaus, at 1.5 <x(B)<2 and at x(B)> 2.25. This pattern is predicted by models that include 2- and 3-nucleon short-range correlations (SRC). Relative to A=3, the per-nucleon probabilities of 3-nucleon SRC are 2.3, 3.1, and 4.4 times larger for A=4, 12, and 56. This is the first measurement of 3-nucleon SRC probabilities in nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Article number082501
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2006

Keywords

  • SCATTERING
  • MODEL

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