EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 172, 2018XLVII International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD 2017)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Perturbative and nonperturbative features of QCD|
|Published online||26 January 2018|
Future Measurements of the Nucleon Elastic Electromagnetic Form Factors at Jefferson Lab
Physics Department, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, USA
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Published online: 26 January 2018
The elastic, electromagnetic form factors are fundamental observables that describe the internal structure of protons, neutrons, and atomic nuclei. Jefferson Lab in the United States has completed the 12 GeV Upgrade that will open new opportunities to study the form factors. A campaign to measure all four nucleon form factors (electric and magnetic ones for both proton and neutron) has been approved consisting of seven experiments in Halls A, B, and C. The increased energy of the electron beam will extend the range of precision measurements to higher Q2 for all four form factors together. This combination of measurements will allow for the decomposition of the results into their quark components and guide the development of a QCD-based understanding of nuclei in the non-perturbative regime. I will present more details on the 12 GeV Upgrade, the methods used to measure the form factors, and what we may learn.
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