First measurement of the imaginary part of the transverse-longitudinal nuclear response

J. Mandeville, Ricardo Alarcon, R. Beck, A. Bernstein, W. Bertozzi, W. Boeglin, S. Boffi, L. Cardman, J. Comfort, D. Dale, G. Dodson, S. Dolfini, K. Dow, M. Epstein, S. Gilad, J. Görgen, M. Holtrop, D. Jordan, W. Kim, S. KowalskiR. Laszewski, D. Margaziotis, D. Martinez, T. McIlvain, R. Miskimen, C. Papanicolas, M. Radici, D. Tieger, W. Turchinetz, L. Weinstein, S. Williamson

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We have measured a new electron scattering observable, the "fifth" structure function, f01′, which is the imaginary part of the transverse-longitudinal interference response. Its observation requires a longitudinally polarized beam and coincident, out-of-plane particle detection. f01′ arises from interference between reaction channels and provides an additional means for their disentanglement. In the quasielastic C12(e→,e′p) measurements reported here, f01′ is driven by the interference of the direct knockout and rescattering amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3325-3328
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1994

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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