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Title: Preliminary Results on the Experimental Investigation of the Structure Functions of Bound Nucleons

We present preliminary results on an experimental study of the nuclear modification of the longitudinal ($$\sigma_L$$) and transverse ($$\sigma_T$$) structure functions of nucleons bound in nuclear targets. The origin of these modifications (commonly referred as as the EMC effect) is not fully understood. Our measurements of R= $$\sigma_L / \sigma_T$$ for nuclei ($$R_A$$) and for deuterium ($$R_D$$) indicate that nuclear modifications of the structure functions of bound nucleons are different for the longitudinal and transverse structure functions, and that contrary to expectation from several theoretical models, $$R_A< R_D$$.
  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-15-2161; DOE/OR/23177-3992; arXiv:1507.04967
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Conference: CIPANP 2015, Vail, CO, May 19-24, 2015
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