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Title: Extraction of the proton radius from electron-proton scattering data

Abstract

We perform a new analysis of electron-proton scattering data to determine the proton electric and magnetic radii, enforcing model-independent constraints from form factor analyticity. A wide-ranging study of possible systematic effects is performed. An improved analysis is developed that rebins data taken at identical kinematic settings and avoids a scaling assumption of systematic errors with statistical errors. Employing standard models for radiative corrections, our improved analysis of the 2010 Mainz A1 Collaboration data yields a proton electric radius rE = 0.895(20) fm and magnetic radius rM = 0.776(38) fm. A similar analysis applied to world data (excluding Mainz data) implies rE = 0.916(24) fm and rM = 0.914(35) fm. The Mainz and world values of the charge radius are consistent, and a simple combination yields a value rE = 0.904(15) fm that is 4σ larger than the CREMA Collaboration muonic hydrogen determination. The Mainz and world values of the magnetic radius differ by 2.7σ, and a simple average yields rM = 0.851(26) fm. As a result, the circumstances under which published muonic hydrogen and electron scattering data could be reconciled are discussed, including a possible deficiency in the standard radiative correction model which requires further analysis.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. The Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Israel)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  3. The Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1399100
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1202637
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; FG02-13ER41958; SC0009924
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Lee, Gabriel, Arrington, John R., and Hill, Richard J. Extraction of the proton radius from electron-proton scattering data. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.013013.
Lee, Gabriel, Arrington, John R., & Hill, Richard J. Extraction of the proton radius from electron-proton scattering data. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.013013
Lee, Gabriel, Arrington, John R., and Hill, Richard J. 2015. "Extraction of the proton radius from electron-proton scattering data". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.013013. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399100.
@article{osti_1399100,
title = {Extraction of the proton radius from electron-proton scattering data},
author = {Lee, Gabriel and Arrington, John R. and Hill, Richard J.},
abstractNote = {We perform a new analysis of electron-proton scattering data to determine the proton electric and magnetic radii, enforcing model-independent constraints from form factor analyticity. A wide-ranging study of possible systematic effects is performed. An improved analysis is developed that rebins data taken at identical kinematic settings and avoids a scaling assumption of systematic errors with statistical errors. Employing standard models for radiative corrections, our improved analysis of the 2010 Mainz A1 Collaboration data yields a proton electric radius rE = 0.895(20) fm and magnetic radius rM = 0.776(38) fm. A similar analysis applied to world data (excluding Mainz data) implies rE = 0.916(24) fm and rM = 0.914(35) fm. The Mainz and world values of the charge radius are consistent, and a simple combination yields a value rE = 0.904(15) fm that is 4σ larger than the CREMA Collaboration muonic hydrogen determination. The Mainz and world values of the magnetic radius differ by 2.7σ, and a simple average yields rM = 0.851(26) fm. As a result, the circumstances under which published muonic hydrogen and electron scattering data could be reconciled are discussed, including a possible deficiency in the standard radiative correction model which requires further analysis.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.92.013013},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1399100}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
issn = {1550-7998},
number = 1,
volume = 92,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {7}
}

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