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Parity-violating electron scattering and nucleon structure

Beck, D. H. and McKeown, R. D. (2001) Parity-violating electron scattering and nucleon structure. Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 51 . pp. 189-217. ISSN 0163-8998. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BECarpns01

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Abstract

The measurement of parity violation in the helicity dependence of electron-nucleon scattering provides unique information about the basic quark structure of the nucleons. This review presents the general formalism of parity-violating electron scattering, with emphasis on elastic electron-nucleon scattering. The physics issues addressed by such experiments are discussed, and the major goals of the presently envisioned experimental program are identified. Results from a recent series of experiments are summarized and the future prospects of this program are discussed.


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Additional Information:"Reprinted, with permission, from the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, Volume 51 copyright 2001 by Annual Reviews, www.annualreviews.org" This work was supported by NSF grants PHY-0070182 and PHY-0072044.
Subject Keywords:parity violation, nucleon form factors, strange form factors, anapole moment, electron scattering
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.nucl.51.101701.132312
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