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Title: New Results on Short-Range Correlations in Nuclei

Nuclear dynamics at short distances is one of the most fascinating topics of strong interaction physics. The physics of it is closely related to the understanding of the role of the QCD in generating nuclear forces at short distances, as well as of the dynamics of the superdense cold nuclear matter relevant to the interior of neutron stars. The emergence of high-energy electron and proton beams has led to significant recent progress in high-energy nuclear scattering experiments investigating the short-range structure of nuclei. These experiments, in turn, have stimulated new theoretical studies resulting in the observation of several new phenomena specific to the short-range structure of nuclei. In this article, we review recent theoretical and experimental progress in studies of short-range correlations in nuclei and discuss their importance for advancing our understanding of the dynamics of nuclear interactions at short distances.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  2. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  3. Florida Intl Univ., Miami, FL (United States). Dept. of Physics
  4. Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-17-2642; DOE/OR/23177-4362; arXiv:1708.08581
Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998; TRN: US1801986
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177; FG02-01ER-41172; SC0013615
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998
Annual Reviews
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)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; short-range nucleon correlations; high-energy electron–nucleus scattering; deep-inelastic nuclear scattering; super-fast quarks
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