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Title: First measurement of the Ar ( e , e ' ) X cross section at Jefferson Laboratory

Abstract

The success of the ambitious programs of both long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation experiments employing liquid-argon time-projection chambers will greatly rely on the precision with which the weak response of the argon nucleus can be estimated. In the E12-14-012 experiment at Jefferson Lab Hall A, we studied the properties of the argon nucleus by scattering a high-quality electron beam off a high-pressure gaseous argon target. Here, we present the measured Ar-40(e, e') double differential cross section at incident electron energy E = 2.222 GeV and scattering angle theta = 15.54 degrees. The data cover a broad range of energy transfers, where quasielastic scattering and delta production are the dominant reaction mechanisms. The result for argon is compared to our previously reported cross sections for titanium and carbon, obtained in the same kinematical setup.

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Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
Contributing Org.:
The Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1511820
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1511514; OSTI ID: 1570439; OSTI ID: 1605906
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-18-2859; DOE/OR/23177-4568; arXiv:1810.10575
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985; PRVCAN
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; PHY-1352106; AC05-06OR23177; FG02-96ER40950; AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Dai, H., Murphy, M., Pandey, V., Abrams, D., Nguyen, D., Aljawrneh, B., Alsalmi, S., Ankowski, A. M., Bane, J., Barcus, S., Benhar, O., Bellini, V., Bericic, J., Biswas, D., Camsonne, A., Castellanos, J., Chen, J. -P., Christy, M. E., Craycraft, K., Cruz-Torres, R., Day, D., Dusa, S. -C., Fuchey, E., Gautam, T., Giusti, C., Gomez, J., Gu, C., Hague, T., Hansen, J. -O., Hauenstein, F., Higinbotham, D. W., Hyde, C., Jen, C. M., Keppel, C., Li, S., Lindgren, R., Liu, H., Mariani, C., McClellan, R. E., Meekins, D., Michaels, R., Mihovilovic, M., Nycz, M., Ou, L., Pandey, B., Park, K., Perera, G., Puckett, A. J. R., Santiesteban, S. N., Širca, S., Su, T., Tang, L., Tian, Y., Ton, N., Wojtsekhowski, B., Wood, S., Ye, Z., and Zhang, J. First measurement of the Ar(e,e')X cross section at Jefferson Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.99.054608.
Dai, H., Murphy, M., Pandey, V., Abrams, D., Nguyen, D., Aljawrneh, B., Alsalmi, S., Ankowski, A. M., Bane, J., Barcus, S., Benhar, O., Bellini, V., Bericic, J., Biswas, D., Camsonne, A., Castellanos, J., Chen, J. -P., Christy, M. E., Craycraft, K., Cruz-Torres, R., Day, D., Dusa, S. -C., Fuchey, E., Gautam, T., Giusti, C., Gomez, J., Gu, C., Hague, T., Hansen, J. -O., Hauenstein, F., Higinbotham, D. W., Hyde, C., Jen, C. M., Keppel, C., Li, S., Lindgren, R., Liu, H., Mariani, C., McClellan, R. E., Meekins, D., Michaels, R., Mihovilovic, M., Nycz, M., Ou, L., Pandey, B., Park, K., Perera, G., Puckett, A. J. R., Santiesteban, S. N., Širca, S., Su, T., Tang, L., Tian, Y., Ton, N., Wojtsekhowski, B., Wood, S., Ye, Z., & Zhang, J. First measurement of the Ar(e,e')X cross section at Jefferson Laboratory. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.99.054608.
Dai, H., Murphy, M., Pandey, V., Abrams, D., Nguyen, D., Aljawrneh, B., Alsalmi, S., Ankowski, A. M., Bane, J., Barcus, S., Benhar, O., Bellini, V., Bericic, J., Biswas, D., Camsonne, A., Castellanos, J., Chen, J. -P., Christy, M. E., Craycraft, K., Cruz-Torres, R., Day, D., Dusa, S. -C., Fuchey, E., Gautam, T., Giusti, C., Gomez, J., Gu, C., Hague, T., Hansen, J. -O., Hauenstein, F., Higinbotham, D. W., Hyde, C., Jen, C. M., Keppel, C., Li, S., Lindgren, R., Liu, H., Mariani, C., McClellan, R. E., Meekins, D., Michaels, R., Mihovilovic, M., Nycz, M., Ou, L., Pandey, B., Park, K., Perera, G., Puckett, A. J. R., Santiesteban, S. N., Širca, S., Su, T., Tang, L., Tian, Y., Ton, N., Wojtsekhowski, B., Wood, S., Ye, Z., and Zhang, J. Wed . "First measurement of the Ar(e,e')X cross section at Jefferson Laboratory". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.99.054608. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1511820.
@article{osti_1511820,
title = {First measurement of the Ar(e,e')X cross section at Jefferson Laboratory},
author = {Dai, H. and Murphy, M. and Pandey, V. and Abrams, D. and Nguyen, D. and Aljawrneh, B. and Alsalmi, S. and Ankowski, A. M. and Bane, J. and Barcus, S. and Benhar, O. and Bellini, V. and Bericic, J. and Biswas, D. and Camsonne, A. and Castellanos, J. and Chen, J. -P. and Christy, M. E. and Craycraft, K. and Cruz-Torres, R. and Day, D. and Dusa, S. -C. and Fuchey, E. and Gautam, T. and Giusti, C. and Gomez, J. and Gu, C. and Hague, T. and Hansen, J. -O. and Hauenstein, F. and Higinbotham, D. W. and Hyde, C. and Jen, C. M. and Keppel, C. and Li, S. and Lindgren, R. and Liu, H. and Mariani, C. and McClellan, R. E. and Meekins, D. and Michaels, R. and Mihovilovic, M. and Nycz, M. and Ou, L. and Pandey, B. and Park, K. and Perera, G. and Puckett, A. J. R. and Santiesteban, S. N. and Širca, S. and Su, T. and Tang, L. and Tian, Y. and Ton, N. and Wojtsekhowski, B. and Wood, S. and Ye, Z. and Zhang, J.},
abstractNote = {The success of the ambitious programs of both long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation experiments employing liquid-argon time-projection chambers will greatly rely on the precision with which the weak response of the argon nucleus can be estimated. In the E12-14-012 experiment at Jefferson Lab Hall A, we studied the properties of the argon nucleus by scattering a high-quality electron beam off a high-pressure gaseous argon target. Here, we present the measured Ar-40(e, e') double differential cross section at incident electron energy E = 2.222 GeV and scattering angle theta = 15.54 degrees. The data cover a broad range of energy transfers, where quasielastic scattering and delta production are the dominant reaction mechanisms. The result for argon is compared to our previously reported cross sections for titanium and carbon, obtained in the same kinematical setup.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.99.054608},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 5,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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