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Title: Neutron electromagnetic form factors

Because of the lack of a free neutron target, deuterium targets had been used extensively in studying the neutron structure in the past from unpolarized electron-deuteron scattering experiments. Only recently polarized electron-deuteron scattering measurements have been performed which yield more precise information on the charge form factor of the neutron. The unique spin structure of the {sup 3}He ground state wave function and the recent developments in polarized target technologies have been employed in the last decade or so at all major electron accelerator facilities in experiments probing the neutron electromagnetic structure. In this talk, the author reviews the experimental status of the neutron electromagnetic form factor studies. The recently completed Jefferson Lab experiment E95-001, a precision measurement of the neutron magnetic form factor at low Q{sup 2} is discussed, also discussed are some of the future experiments.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
759117
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-99-33; DOE/ER/40150-1731
TRN: US0004036
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, No location supplied, No date supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 1999
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; NEUTRONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FORM FACTORS; FOUR MOMENTUM TRANSFER; HELIUM 3 TARGET; ELECTRON REACTIONS