We measured the high-momentum transfer [Q2 = 4.8 and 6.2 (GeV/c)2] quasi-elastic 12C(p,2p) reaction at θcm ≃ 90° for 6 and 7.5 GeV/c incident protons. The momentum components of both outgoing protons and the missing energy and momentum of the proton in the nucleus were measured. We verified the validity of the quasi-elastic picture for ground state momenta up to about 0.5 GeV/c. Transverse and longitudinal momentum distributions of the target proton were measured. They have the same shape with a large momentum tail which is not consistent with independent particle models. We observed that the transverse distribution gets wider as the longitudinal component increases in the beam direction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 8 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics