Accession Number : AD0728576

Title :   An Investigation of the Influence of Scaling Laws on the Ratio of Neutron-Proton Charge Form Factor Calculations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,Joseph Homer ; Sessler,Gregg Frederick

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : An investigation of conventional and broken-symmetry scaling, and their effect on the ratio of the neutron-proton electric form factors, G sub En/G sub Ep, was carried out using measurements from elastic electron-deuteron and electron-proton scattering in the range of momentum transfers, q squared, of 0.10 <or=q squared <or= 0.80 F sup(-2), and electron scattering angles of 45 degrees to 120 degrees. Within experimental errors of available data in this range of momentum transfers and angles, it was concluded that both forms of scaling as applied to the deuteron form factor have negigible effect on the ratio G sub En/G sub Ep, and the application of either scaling law to the proton form factor results in nearly identical corrections to this ratio, thus allowing no distinction between them, and the agreement of the experimental data with the neutron-electron interaction slope at q squared approx = 0 is not influenced by the choice of scaling law. A conclusive test for the scaling laws would require an improvement in experimental accuracy by at least an order of magnitude, a technically nearly impossible requirement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTIC SCATTERING, NUCLEAR STRUCTURE), NEUTRON SCATTERING, PROTON SCATTERING, DEUTERON REACTIONS, INTERACTIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, STATISTICAL TESTS, NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE