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Published December 2001 | Published
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Parity-violating electron scattering and nucleon structure


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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© 2001 by Annual Reviews. This work was supported by NSF grants PHY-0070182 and PHY-0072044.

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