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Title: New Measurements of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei

Abstract

Here we have measured the beam-normal single-spin asymmetry A{sub n} in the elastic scattering of 1-3 GeV transversely polarized electrons from 1H and for the first time from 4He, 12C, and 208Pb. For 1H, 4He and 12C, the measurements are in agreement with calculations that relate A n to the imaginary part of the two-photon exchange amplitude including inelastic intermediate states. Surprisingly, the 208Pb result is significantly smaller than the corresponding prediction using the same formalism. Our results suggest that a systematic set of new A n measurements might emerge as a new and sensitive probe of the structure of heavy nuclei.

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Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1057584
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-12-1622; DOE/OR/23177-2305; arXiv:1208.6164
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 19; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Abrahamyan, S, Afanasev, A, Ahmed, Z, Albataineh, H, Aniol, K, Armstrong, D S, Armstrong, W, Arrington, J, Averett, T, Babineau, B, Bailey, S L, Barber, J, Barbieri, A, Beck, A, Bellini, V, Beminiwattha, R, Benaoum, H, Benesch, J, Benmokhtar, F, Bertin, P, Bielarski, T, Boeglin, W, Bosted, P, Butaru, F, Burtin, E, Cahoon, J, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Carter, P, Chang, C C, Cates, G D, Chao, Y -C, Chen, C, Chen, J -P, Choi, Seonho, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Craver, B, Cusanno, F, Dalton, M M, De Leo, R, de Jager, K, Deconinck, W, Decowski, P, Deepa, D, Deng, X, Dutta, D, Etile, A, Ferdi, C, Feuerbach, J, Finn, J M, Flay, D, Franklin, G B, Friend, M, Frullani, S, Fuchey, E, Fuchs, S A, Fuoti, K, Garibaldi, F, Gasser, E, Gilman, R, Guisa, A, Glamazdin, A, Glesener, L E, Gomez, J, Gorchtein, M, Grames, J, Grimm, K, Gu, C, Hansen, O, Hansknecht, J, Hen, O, Higinbotham, D W, Holmes, R S, Holmstrom, T, Horowitz, C J, Hoskins, J, Huang, J, Humensky, T B, Hyde, C E, Ibrahim, H, Itard, F, Jen, C -M, Jensen, E, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Johnston, S, Katich, J, Kaufman, L J, Kelleher, A, Kliakhandler, K, King, P M, Kolarkar, A, Kowalski, S, Kuchina, E, Kumar, K S, Lagamba, L, Lambert, D, LaViolette, P, Leacock, J, Leckey IV, J, Lee, J H, LeRose, J J, Lhuillier, D, Lindgren, R, Liyanage, N, Lubinsky, N, Mammei, J, Mammoliti, F, Margaziotis, D J, Markowitz, P, Mazouz, M, McCormick, K, McCreary, A, McNulty, D, Meekins, D G, Mercado, L, Meziani, Z -E, Michaels, R W, Mihovilovic, M, Moffit, B, Monaghan, P, Muangma, N, Munoz-Camacho, C, Nanda, S, Nelyubin, V, Neyret, D, Nuruzzaman,, Oh, Y, Otis, K, Palmer, A, Parno, D, Paschke, K D, Phillips, S K, Poelker, M, Pomatsalyuk, R, Posik, M, Potokar, M, Prok, K, Puckett, A.J.R., Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Quinn, B, Rakhman, A, Reimer, P E, Reitz, B, Riordan, S, Roche, J, Rogan, P, Ron, G, Russo, G, Saenboonruang, K, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Shahinyan, A, Silwal, R, Singh, J, Sirca, S, Slifer, K, Snyder, R, Solvignon, P, Souder, P A, Sperduto, M L, Subedi, R, Stutzman, M L, Suleiman, R, Sulkosky, V, Sutera, C M, Tobias, W A, Troth, W, Urciuoli, G M, Ulmer, P, Vacheret, A, Voutier, A, Waidyawansa, B, Wang, D, Wang, K, Wexler, J, Whitbeck, A, Wilson, R, Wojtsekhowski, B, Yan, X, Yao, H, Ye, Y, Ye, Z, Yim, V, Zana, L, Zhan, X, Zhang, J, Zhang, Y, Zheng, X, Ziskin, V, and Zhu, P. New Measurements of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.192501.
Abrahamyan, S, Afanasev, A, Ahmed, Z, Albataineh, H, Aniol, K, Armstrong, D S, Armstrong, W, Arrington, J, Averett, T, Babineau, B, Bailey, S L, Barber, J, Barbieri, A, Beck, A, Bellini, V, Beminiwattha, R, Benaoum, H, Benesch, J, Benmokhtar, F, Bertin, P, Bielarski, T, Boeglin, W, Bosted, P, Butaru, F, Burtin, E, Cahoon, J, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Carter, P, Chang, C C, Cates, G D, Chao, Y -C, Chen, C, Chen, J -P, Choi, Seonho, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Craver, B, Cusanno, F, Dalton, M M, De Leo, R, de Jager, K, Deconinck, W, Decowski, P, Deepa, D, Deng, X, Dutta, D, Etile, A, Ferdi, C, Feuerbach, J, Finn, J M, Flay, D, Franklin, G B, Friend, M, Frullani, S, Fuchey, E, Fuchs, S A, Fuoti, K, Garibaldi, F, Gasser, E, Gilman, R, Guisa, A, Glamazdin, A, Glesener, L E, Gomez, J, Gorchtein, M, Grames, J, Grimm, K, Gu, C, Hansen, O, Hansknecht, J, Hen, O, Higinbotham, D W, Holmes, R S, Holmstrom, T, Horowitz, C J, Hoskins, J, Huang, J, Humensky, T B, Hyde, C E, Ibrahim, H, Itard, F, Jen, C -M, Jensen, E, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Johnston, S, Katich, J, Kaufman, L J, Kelleher, A, Kliakhandler, K, King, P M, Kolarkar, A, Kowalski, S, Kuchina, E, Kumar, K S, Lagamba, L, Lambert, D, LaViolette, P, Leacock, J, Leckey IV, J, Lee, J H, LeRose, J J, Lhuillier, D, Lindgren, R, Liyanage, N, Lubinsky, N, Mammei, J, Mammoliti, F, Margaziotis, D J, Markowitz, P, Mazouz, M, McCormick, K, McCreary, A, McNulty, D, Meekins, D G, Mercado, L, Meziani, Z -E, Michaels, R W, Mihovilovic, M, Moffit, B, Monaghan, P, Muangma, N, Munoz-Camacho, C, Nanda, S, Nelyubin, V, Neyret, D, Nuruzzaman,, Oh, Y, Otis, K, Palmer, A, Parno, D, Paschke, K D, Phillips, S K, Poelker, M, Pomatsalyuk, R, Posik, M, Potokar, M, Prok, K, Puckett, A.J.R., Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Quinn, B, Rakhman, A, Reimer, P E, Reitz, B, Riordan, S, Roche, J, Rogan, P, Ron, G, Russo, G, Saenboonruang, K, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Shahinyan, A, Silwal, R, Singh, J, Sirca, S, Slifer, K, Snyder, R, Solvignon, P, Souder, P A, Sperduto, M L, Subedi, R, Stutzman, M L, Suleiman, R, Sulkosky, V, Sutera, C M, Tobias, W A, Troth, W, Urciuoli, G M, Ulmer, P, Vacheret, A, Voutier, A, Waidyawansa, B, Wang, D, Wang, K, Wexler, J, Whitbeck, A, Wilson, R, Wojtsekhowski, B, Yan, X, Yao, H, Ye, Y, Ye, Z, Yim, V, Zana, L, Zhan, X, Zhang, J, Zhang, Y, Zheng, X, Ziskin, V, & Zhu, P. New Measurements of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.192501.
Abrahamyan, S, Afanasev, A, Ahmed, Z, Albataineh, H, Aniol, K, Armstrong, D S, Armstrong, W, Arrington, J, Averett, T, Babineau, B, Bailey, S L, Barber, J, Barbieri, A, Beck, A, Bellini, V, Beminiwattha, R, Benaoum, H, Benesch, J, Benmokhtar, F, Bertin, P, Bielarski, T, Boeglin, W, Bosted, P, Butaru, F, Burtin, E, Cahoon, J, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Carter, P, Chang, C C, Cates, G D, Chao, Y -C, Chen, C, Chen, J -P, Choi, Seonho, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Craver, B, Cusanno, F, Dalton, M M, De Leo, R, de Jager, K, Deconinck, W, Decowski, P, Deepa, D, Deng, X, Dutta, D, Etile, A, Ferdi, C, Feuerbach, J, Finn, J M, Flay, D, Franklin, G B, Friend, M, Frullani, S, Fuchey, E, Fuchs, S A, Fuoti, K, Garibaldi, F, Gasser, E, Gilman, R, Guisa, A, Glamazdin, A, Glesener, L E, Gomez, J, Gorchtein, M, Grames, J, Grimm, K, Gu, C, Hansen, O, Hansknecht, J, Hen, O, Higinbotham, D W, Holmes, R S, Holmstrom, T, Horowitz, C J, Hoskins, J, Huang, J, Humensky, T B, Hyde, C E, Ibrahim, H, Itard, F, Jen, C -M, Jensen, E, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Johnston, S, Katich, J, Kaufman, L J, Kelleher, A, Kliakhandler, K, King, P M, Kolarkar, A, Kowalski, S, Kuchina, E, Kumar, K S, Lagamba, L, Lambert, D, LaViolette, P, Leacock, J, Leckey IV, J, Lee, J H, LeRose, J J, Lhuillier, D, Lindgren, R, Liyanage, N, Lubinsky, N, Mammei, J, Mammoliti, F, Margaziotis, D J, Markowitz, P, Mazouz, M, McCormick, K, McCreary, A, McNulty, D, Meekins, D G, Mercado, L, Meziani, Z -E, Michaels, R W, Mihovilovic, M, Moffit, B, Monaghan, P, Muangma, N, Munoz-Camacho, C, Nanda, S, Nelyubin, V, Neyret, D, Nuruzzaman,, Oh, Y, Otis, K, Palmer, A, Parno, D, Paschke, K D, Phillips, S K, Poelker, M, Pomatsalyuk, R, Posik, M, Potokar, M, Prok, K, Puckett, A.J.R., Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Quinn, B, Rakhman, A, Reimer, P E, Reitz, B, Riordan, S, Roche, J, Rogan, P, Ron, G, Russo, G, Saenboonruang, K, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Shahinyan, A, Silwal, R, Singh, J, Sirca, S, Slifer, K, Snyder, R, Solvignon, P, Souder, P A, Sperduto, M L, Subedi, R, Stutzman, M L, Suleiman, R, Sulkosky, V, Sutera, C M, Tobias, W A, Troth, W, Urciuoli, G M, Ulmer, P, Vacheret, A, Voutier, A, Waidyawansa, B, Wang, D, Wang, K, Wexler, J, Whitbeck, A, Wilson, R, Wojtsekhowski, B, Yan, X, Yao, H, Ye, Y, Ye, Z, Yim, V, Zana, L, Zhan, X, Zhang, J, Zhang, Y, Zheng, X, Ziskin, V, and Zhu, P. Mon . "New Measurements of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.192501.
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title = {New Measurements of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei},
author = {Abrahamyan, S and Afanasev, A and Ahmed, Z and Albataineh, H and Aniol, K and Armstrong, D S and Armstrong, W and Arrington, J and Averett, T and Babineau, B and Bailey, S L and Barber, J and Barbieri, A and Beck, A and Bellini, V and Beminiwattha, R and Benaoum, H and Benesch, J and Benmokhtar, F and Bertin, P and Bielarski, T and Boeglin, W and Bosted, P and Butaru, F and Burtin, E and Cahoon, J and Camsonne, A and Canan, M and Carter, P and Chang, C C and Cates, G D and Chao, Y -C and Chen, C and Chen, J -P and Choi, Seonho and Chudakov, E and Cisbani, E and Craver, B and Cusanno, F and Dalton, M M and De Leo, R and de Jager, K and Deconinck, W and Decowski, P and Deepa, D and Deng, X and Dutta, D and Etile, A and Ferdi, C and Feuerbach, J and Finn, J M and Flay, D and Franklin, G B and Friend, M and Frullani, S and Fuchey, E and Fuchs, S A and Fuoti, K and Garibaldi, F and Gasser, E and Gilman, R and Guisa, A and Glamazdin, A and Glesener, L E and Gomez, J and Gorchtein, M and Grames, J and Grimm, K and Gu, C and Hansen, O and Hansknecht, J and Hen, O and Higinbotham, D W and Holmes, R S and Holmstrom, T and Horowitz, C J and Hoskins, J and Huang, J and Humensky, T B and Hyde, C E and Ibrahim, H and Itard, F and Jen, C -M and Jensen, E and Jiang, X and Jin, G and Johnston, S and Katich, J and Kaufman, L J and Kelleher, A and Kliakhandler, K and King, P M and Kolarkar, A and Kowalski, S and Kuchina, E and Kumar, K S and Lagamba, L and Lambert, D and LaViolette, P and Leacock, J and Leckey IV, J and Lee, J H and LeRose, J J and Lhuillier, D and Lindgren, R and Liyanage, N and Lubinsky, N and Mammei, J and Mammoliti, F and Margaziotis, D J and Markowitz, P and Mazouz, M and McCormick, K and McCreary, A and McNulty, D and Meekins, D G and Mercado, L and Meziani, Z -E and Michaels, R W and Mihovilovic, M and Moffit, B and Monaghan, P and Muangma, N and Munoz-Camacho, C and Nanda, S and Nelyubin, V and Neyret, D and Nuruzzaman, and Oh, Y and Otis, K and Palmer, A and Parno, D and Paschke, K D and Phillips, S K and Poelker, M and Pomatsalyuk, R and Posik, M and Potokar, M and Prok, K and Puckett, A.J.R. and Qian, X and Qiang, Y and Quinn, B and Rakhman, A and Reimer, P E and Reitz, B and Riordan, S and Roche, J and Rogan, P and Ron, G and Russo, G and Saenboonruang, K and Saha, A and Sawatzky, B and Shahinyan, A and Silwal, R and Singh, J and Sirca, S and Slifer, K and Snyder, R and Solvignon, P and Souder, P A and Sperduto, M L and Subedi, R and Stutzman, M L and Suleiman, R and Sulkosky, V and Sutera, C M and Tobias, W A and Troth, W and Urciuoli, G M and Ulmer, P and Vacheret, A and Voutier, A and Waidyawansa, B and Wang, D and Wang, K and Wexler, J and Whitbeck, A and Wilson, R and Wojtsekhowski, B and Yan, X and Yao, H and Ye, Y and Ye, Z and Yim, V and Zana, L and Zhan, X and Zhang, J and Zhang, Y and Zheng, X and Ziskin, V and Zhu, P},
abstractNote = {Here we have measured the beam-normal single-spin asymmetry A{sub n} in the elastic scattering of 1-3 GeV transversely polarized electrons from 1H and for the first time from 4He, 12C, and 208Pb. For 1H, 4He and 12C, the measurements are in agreement with calculations that relate An to the imaginary part of the two-photon exchange amplitude including inelastic intermediate states. Surprisingly, the 208Pb result is significantly smaller than the corresponding prediction using the same formalism. Our results suggest that a systematic set of new An measurements might emerge as a new and sensitive probe of the structure of heavy nuclei.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.192501},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 19,
volume = 109,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}