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Published April 7, 1986 | public
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Precise determination of the nucleon radius in 3He

McKeown, R. D.


A new analysis of inclusive quasielastic electron-scattering data for 3He is presented. Integrated momentum distributions are derived from the data for the first time and the Q^2 dependence is shown to exhibit a slight deviation from the perfect scaling. If this is interpreted as a change in the nucleon radius, a result for the ratio of the nucleon radius in 3He to the free-nucleon radius of 1.025 ± 0.011 is obtained, corresponding to an upper limit of 3.6% for the radius increase.

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©1986 The American Physical Society. Received 26 December 1985; revised 27 February 1986. I thank B.W. Filippone and S.E. Koonin for useful comments. his work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. PHY85-05682.


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