FIZIKA B 8 (1999) 1, 65-70

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MEASUREMENT OF RECOIL POLARIZATION IN THE 16O(e,ep) REACTION

M. K. JONES
for the Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 23187, U. S. A.
E-mail
jones@cebaf.gov

Received 29 January 1999; Accepted 7 July 1999

The longitudinal and transverse components of the polarization of the outgoing proton were measured for the reaction 16O(e,e p) at a four-momentum transfer squared of 0.8 GeV2 in quasifree kinematics. These were the first measurements of polarization transfer observables for a complex nucleus. Comparison of the ratio of the transverse and longitudinal polarization to theoretical predictions allows the study of modification of the proton's form factors in the nuclear medium.

PACS numbers: 13.40.Gp, 14.20.Dh, 25.30.Fj
UDC 539.126

Keywords: electric and magnetic form factors of proton, modification in nuclear medium, 16O(e,e p) reaction, quasifree kinematics, longitudinal and transverse polarization of outgoing proton

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