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Asymptotic behavior of form factors of composite particles

Ball, James S. and Zachariasen, F. (1968) Asymptotic behavior of form factors of composite particles. Physical Review, 170 (5). pp. 1541-1548. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BALpr68

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Abstract

Form factors for composite nucleons are studied in the large-momentum-transfer limit. It is argued that multiparticle intermediate states in the dispersion relation, containing arbitrarily large numbers of particles, must be included even to begin to estimate the asymptotic behavior. In the simplest approximation, this physical idea can be implemented using the ladder approximation in the nucleon legs of the form factor. The resulting form factors behave essentially like t^-2 both for spin-0 and spin-½ nucleons.


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Additional Information:©1968 The American Physical Society. Received 5 February 1968. Work supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Prepared under Contract No. AT(11-1)-68 for the San Francisco Operations Office, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. [J.S.B. was an] Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.
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