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Measurement of the Electric Form Factor of the Neutron at High Momentum Transfer

dc.contributor.advisorBeise, Elizabeth Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Jonathan Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T06:58:00Z
dc.date.available2010-02-19T06:58:00Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9949
dc.description.abstractThe electric form factor of the neutron, $G_{E}^{n}$, provides key understanding of the structure of one of the basic building blocks of visible matter in the universe. Recent interest in this quantity is the result of the improved quality of data provided by double polarization experiments, which have substantially improved in the last decade. This thesis presents precision measurements of $G_{E}^{n}$ by the E02-013 collaboration at $Q^{2}$ of 1.7, 2.5, and 3.5 GeV$^{2}$. This measurement used a double polarization technique, a highly polarized $^{3}$He target, a polarized electron beam, a large acceptance spectrometer to detect the scattered electrons, and a large neutron detector to detect the recoiling hadrons in the reaction $^{3}\vec{\mathrm{He}}(\vec{e},e'n)$. These measurements will be compared to a variety of models of the nucleon's internal structure, as well as used to extract individual contributions of the up and down quarks to the nucleon form factors.en_US
dc.titleMeasurement of the Electric Form Factor of the Neutron at High Momentum Transferen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Nuclearen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddouble polarization measurementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledE02013en_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledform factoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhelium-3en_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledneutronen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrollednucleon structureen_US


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