EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 113, 201621st International Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics
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The 3H–3He Charge Radii Difference
1 Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA 23606, USA
2 Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
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Published online: 25 March 2016
The upcoming E12-14-009  experiment at Jefferson Lab will determine the ratio of the electric form factors for the A=3 mirror nuclei 3He and 3H. The measurement will use a 1.1 GeV electron beam, a special collimator plate to allow for simultaneous optics measurements, and the low-activity tritium target being prepared for Jefferson Lab. By observing the dependence of the form factor ratio as a function of Q2 over 0.05–0.09 GeV2, the dependence of the radii extraction on the shape of the form factors is minimized. As a result, we anticipate the uncertainty of the extracted charge radii difference to be 0.03 fm, a reduction of 70% from the current measurement. Using precise measurements of the 3He charge radius from isotopic shift or μHe measurements [2–4], we can deduce the absolute 3H charge radius. The results will provide a direct comparison to recent calculations of the charge radii.
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