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Title: Electron-Argon Scattering Studies at Jefferson Lab

Abstract

For many decades, the study of electron scattering off a nucleus has been used as a tool to probe the properties of that nucleus and its electromagnetic response. In recent years, these studies have become vital starting point in the development of neutrino-nucleus scattering physics that constitutes largest share of systematic uncertainty in the accelerator-based neutrino-oscillation experiments. With the surge of Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs) based detectors in the short- (SBN) and long-baseline (DUNE) neutrino programs, the challenges of controlling systematics related to (anti)neutrino-argon scattering are magnified considering the isospin asymmetric nature of argon nucleus and the scarcity of electron-argon scattering studies. In light of these, an electron-argon experiment, E12-14-012, was designed at Jefferson Lab Hall A to study electron scattering on argon (N = 22) and titanium (Z = 22) nuclei using high precision continuous electron beam. The experiment collected data for ( e,e′p) and ( e,e′) processes on 40Ar, 48Ti and 12C targets covering a broad range of energy transfers where quasielastic scattering and delta production are the dominant reaction mechanisms. In this contribution, we present a brief overview and status of the experiment.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States)
  2. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Neutrino Physics
  3. Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
Jefferson Lab Hall A E12-14-012 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1574664
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-18-2889; DOE/OR/23177-4847
Journal ID: ISSN 1824-8039
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
PoS Proceedings of Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: NuFACT 2018; Conference: NuFact18, 13-18 Aug 2018. Blacksburg, VA, USA; Journal ID: ISSN 1824-8039
Publisher:
SISSA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Pandey, Vishvas, Dai, Hongxia, Murphy, M., and Abrams, Daniel. Electron-Argon Scattering Studies at Jefferson Lab. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Pandey, Vishvas, Dai, Hongxia, Murphy, M., & Abrams, Daniel. Electron-Argon Scattering Studies at Jefferson Lab. United States.
Pandey, Vishvas, Dai, Hongxia, Murphy, M., and Abrams, Daniel. Sun . "Electron-Argon Scattering Studies at Jefferson Lab". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1574664.
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abstractNote = {For many decades, the study of electron scattering off a nucleus has been used as a tool to probe the properties of that nucleus and its electromagnetic response. In recent years, these studies have become vital starting point in the development of neutrino-nucleus scattering physics that constitutes largest share of systematic uncertainty in the accelerator-based neutrino-oscillation experiments. With the surge of Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs) based detectors in the short- (SBN) and long-baseline (DUNE) neutrino programs, the challenges of controlling systematics related to (anti)neutrino-argon scattering are magnified considering the isospin asymmetric nature of argon nucleus and the scarcity of electron-argon scattering studies. In light of these, an electron-argon experiment, E12-14-012, was designed at Jefferson Lab Hall A to study electron scattering on argon (N = 22) and titanium (Z = 22) nuclei using high precision continuous electron beam. The experiment collected data for (e,e′p) and (e,e′) processes on 40Ar, 48Ti and 12C targets covering a broad range of energy transfers where quasielastic scattering and delta production are the dominant reaction mechanisms. In this contribution, we present a brief overview and status of the experiment.},
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