Nuclear transparency from quasielastic A(e,e′p) reactions up to Q2 = 8.1 (GeV/c)2

K. Garrow, D. McKee, A. Ahmidouch, C. S. Armstrong, J. Arrington, R. Asaturyan, S. Avery, O. K. Baker, D. H. Beck, H. P. Blok, C. W. Bochna, W. Boeglin, P. Bosted, M. Bouwhuis, H. Breuer, D. S. Brown, A. Bruell, R. D. Carlini, N. S. Chant, A. CochranL. Cole, S. Danagoulian, D. B. Day, J. Dunne, D. Dutta, R. Ent, H. C. Fenker, B. Fox, L. Gan, D. Gaskell, A. Gasparian, H. Gao, D. F. Geesaman, Ronald Gilman, P. L.J. Guèye, M. Harvey, R. J. Holt, X. Jiang, C. E. Keppel, E. Kinney, Y. Liang, W. Lorenzon, A. Lung, D. J. Mack, P. Markowitz, J. W. Martin, K. McIlhany, D. Meekins, M. A. Miller, R. G. Milner, J. H. Mitchell, H. Mkrtchyan, B. A. Mueller, A. Nathan, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, T. G. O'Neill, V. Papavassiliou, S. Pate, R. B. Piercey, D. Potterveld, Ronald Ransome, J. Reinhold, E. Rollinde, P. Roos, A. J. Sarty, R. Sawafta, E. C. Schulte, E. Segbefia, C. Smith, S. Stepanyan, S. Strauch, V. Tadevosyan, L. Tang, R. Tieulent, A. Uzzle, W. F. Vulcan, S. A. Wood, F. Xiong, L. Yuan, M. Zeier, B. Zihlmann, V. Ziskin

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The quasielastic (e,e'p) reaction was studied on targets of deuterium, carbon, and iron up to a value of momentum transfer Q2 of 8.1 (GeV/c)2. A nuclear transparency was determined by comparing the data to calculations in the plane-wave impulse approximation. The dependence of the nuclear transparency on Q2 and the mass number A was investigated in a search for the onset of the color transparency phenomenon. We find no evidence for the onset of color transparency within our range of Q2. A fit to the world's nuclear transparency data reflects the energy dependence of the free-proton-nucleon cross section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044613
Pages (from-to)446131-4461310
Number of pages4015180
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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