High-energy nuclear quasielastic reactions: Decisive tests of nuclear-binding/pion models of the European Muon Collaboration effect

L. Frankfurt, G. A. Miller, Mark Strikman

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Abstract

The light-cone nucleon momentum distributions obtained from nonrelativistic spectral functions or given by nuclear-binding/pion models are often used to analyze high-Q2 quasielastic and deep-inelastic (e,e) reactions. We demonstrate that in such models the presence of non-nucleonic components causes the scattering from forward and backward moving target protons to be significantly different. Other models do not have this property. The sensitivity of current (e,ep) and (p,pp) color transparency experiments is sufficient to observe these differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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