Measurements of electron-proton elastic cross sections for 0.4 < Q 2 < 5.5 (GeV/c)2

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We report on precision measurements of the elastic cross section for electron-proton scattering performed in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. The measurements were made at 28 distinct kinematic settings covering a range in momentum transfer of 0.4<5.5 (GeV/c)2. These measurements represent a significant contribution to the world's cross section data set in the Q2 range, where a large discrepancy currently exists between the ratio of electric to magnetic proton form factors extracted from previous cross section measurements and that recently measured via polarization transfer in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. This data set shows good agreement with previous cross section measurements, indicating that if a heretofore unknown systematic error does exist in the cross section measurements, then it is intrinsic to all such measurements.

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  • Christy, ME; 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; Gao, H; Garrow, K; Gaskell, D; Gasparian, A; Geesaman, DF; Guèye, PLJ; Harvey, M; Holt, RJ; Jiang, X; Keppel, CE; Kinney, E; Liang, Y; Lorenzon, W; Lung, A; Markowitz, P; Martin, JW; McIlhany, K; McKee, D; Meekins, D; Miller, MA; Milner, RG; Mitchell, JH; Mkrtchyan, H; Mueller, BA; Nathan, A; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; O'Neill, TG; Papavassiliou, V; Pate, SF; 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

  • January 1, 2004

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Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.70.015206

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  • Scopus