Nuclear transparency from quasielastic A(e,e′p) reactions up to Q2 = 8.1 (GeV/c)2

Journal Article

The quasielastic (e,e'p) reaction was studied on targets of deuterium, carbon, and iron up to a value of momentum transfer Q2 of 8.1 (GeV/c)2. A nuclear transparency was determined by comparing the data to calculations in the plane-wave impulse approximation. The dependence of the nuclear transparency on Q2 and the mass number A was investigated in a search for the onset of the color transparency phenomenon. We find no evidence for the onset of color transparency within our range of Q2. A fit to the world's nuclear transparency data reflects the energy dependence of the free-proton-nucleon cross section.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garrow, K; McKee, D; Ahmidouch, A; Armstrong, CS; Arrington, J; Asaturyan, R; Avery, S; Baker, OK; Beck, DH; Blok, HP; Bochna, CW; Boeglin, W; Bosted, P; Bouwhuis, M; Breuer, H; Brown, DS; Bruell, A; Carlini, RD; Chant, NS; Cochran, A; Cole, L; Danagoulian, S; Day, DB; Dunne, J; Dutta, D; Ent, R; Fenker, HC; Fox, B; Gan, L; Gaskell, D; Gasparian, A; Gao, H; Geesaman, DF; Gilman, R; Guèye, PLJ; Harvey, M; Holt, RJ; Jiang, X; Keppel, CE; Kinney, E; Liang, Y; Lorenzon, W; Lung, A; Mack, DJ; Markowitz, P; Martin, JW; McIlhany, K; Meekins, D; Miller, MA; Milner, RG; Mitchell, JH; Mkrtchyan, H; Mueller, BA; Nathan, A; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; O'Neill, TG; Papavassiliou, V; Pate, S; Piercey, RB; Potterveld, D; Ransome, RD; Reinhold, J; Rollinde, E; Roos, P; Sarty, AJ; Sawafta, R; Schulte, EC; Segbefia, E; Smith, C; Stepanyan, S; Strauch, S; Tadevosyan, V; Tang, L; Tieulent, R; Uzzle, A; Vulcan, WF; Wood, SA; Xiong, F; Yuan, L; Zeier, M; Zihlmann, B; Ziskin, V

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

  • Physical Review C Nuclear Physics

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 446131 - 4461310