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Electron scattering from a deeply bound nucleon on the light-front

17 May 2018, 17:30
F113 (Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center)


Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center


Frank Vera (Florida International University)


We calculate the cross section of the electron scattering from a bound nucleon within light-front approximation. The advantage of this approximation is the possibility of systematic account for the off-shell effects which become essential in high energy electro-nuclear processes aimed at probing the nuclear structure at small distances. We derive a new dynamical parameter which allows to control the extend of the "off-shellness" of electron - bound-nucleon cross section for different regions of momentum transfer and initial light-cone momenta of the bound nucleon. The derived cross section is compared with the results of other approaches treating the off-shell effects in electron-nucleon scattering.

Primary authors

Frank Vera (Florida International University) Prof. Misak Sargsian (Florida International University)

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