Precise determination of the neutron magnetic form factor to higher Q2

W. K. Brooks, J. D. Lachniet

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The neutron elastic magnetic form factor GMnhas been extracted from quasielastic scattering from deuterium in the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer, CLAS [1]. The kinematic coverage of the measurement is continuous over a broad range, extending from below 1 GeV2to nearly 5 GeV2in four-momentum transfer squared. High precision is achieved by employing a ratio technique in which most uncertainties cancel, and by a simultaneous in-situ calibration of the neutron detection efficiency, the largest correction to the data. Preliminary results are shown with statistical errors only. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

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