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Title: The challenge of the EMC effect: Existing data and future directions

Since the discovery that the ratio of inclusive charged lepton (per-nucleon) cross sections from a nucleus A to the deuteron is not unity - even in deep inelastic scattering kinematics - a great deal of experimental and theoretical effort has gone into understanding the phenomenon. The EMC effect, as it is now known, shows that even in the most extreme kinematic conditions the effects of the nucleon being bound in a nucleus can not be ignored. In this paper we collect the most precise data available for various nuclear to deuteron ratios, as well as provide a commentary on the current status of the theoretical understanding of this thirty year old effect.
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  1. JLAB
  2. ANL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-14-1886; DOE/OR/23177-3139; arXiv:1405.1270
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Modern Physics E; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 8
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States