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Title: The structure of the nucleon: Elastic electromagnetic form factors

Precise proton and neutron form factor measurements at Jefferson Lab, using spin observables, have recently made a significant contribution to the unraveling of the internal structure of the nucleon. Accurate experimental measurements of the nucleon form factors are a test-bed for understanding how the nucleon's static properties and dynamical behavior emerge from QCD, the theory of the strong interactions between quarks. There has been enormous theoretical progress, since the publication of the Jefferson Lab proton form factor ratio data, aiming at reevaluating the picture of the nucleon. We will review the experimental and theoretical developments in this field and discuss the outlook for the future.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [2]
  1. Norfolk State Univ., VA (United States)
  2. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)
  3. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  4. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Christopher Newport Univ., Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1211535
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY--15-2019; DOE/OR/23177--3317; arXiv:1503.01452
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6001; PII: 261; FG02-89ER40525; NSF Grant PHY-1208056; NSF Grant PHY-1205905; NSF Grant PHY-1066374
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6001
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS