New measurements of the transverse beam asymmetry for elastic electron scattering from selected nuclei

S. Abrahamyan, A. Acha, A. Afanasev, Z. Ahmed, H. Albataineh, K. Aniol, D. S. Armstrong, W. Armstrong, J. Arrington, T. Averett, B. Babineau, S. L. Bailey, J. Barber, A. Barbieri, A. Beck, V. Bellini, R. Beminiwattha, H. Benaoum, J. Benesch, F. BenmokhtarP. Bertin, T. Bielarski, W. Boeglin, P. Bosted, F. Butaru, E. Burtin, J. Cahoon, A. Camsonne, M. Canan, P. Carter, C. C. Chang, G. D. Cates, Y. C. Chao, C. Chen, J. P. Chen, Seonho Choi, E. Chudakov, E. Cisbani, B. Craver, F. Cusanno, M. M. Dalton, R. De Leo, K. De Jager, W. Deconinck, P. Decowski, D. Deepa, X. Deng, A. Deur, D. Dutta, A. Etile, C. Ferdi, R. J. Feuerbach, J. M. Finn, D. Flay, G. B. Franklin, M. Friend, S. Frullani, E. Fuchey, S. A. Fuchs, K. Fuoti, F. Garibaldi, E. Gasser, R. Gilman, A. Giusa, A. Glamazdin, L. E. Glesener, J. Gomez, M. Gorchtein, J. Grames, K. Grimm, C. Gu, O. Hansen, J. Hansknecht, O. Hen, D. W. Higinbotham, R. S. Holmes, T. Holmstrom, C. J. Horowitz, J. Hoskins, J. Huang, T. B. Humensky, C. E. Hyde, H. Ibrahim, F. Itard, C. M. Jen, E. Jensen, X. Jiang, G. Jin, S. Johnston, J. Katich, L. J. Kaufman, A. Kelleher, K. Kliakhandler, P. M. King, A. Kolarkar, S. Kowalski, E. Kuchina, K. S. Kumar, L. Lagamba, D. Lambert, P. Laviolette, J. Leacock, J. Leckey, J. H. Lee, J. J. Lerose, D. Lhuillier, R. Lindgren, N. Liyanage, N. Lubinsky, J. Mammei, F. Mammoliti, D. J. Margaziotis, P. Markowitz, M. Mazouz, K. McCormick, A. McCreary, D. McNulty, D. G. Meekins, L. Mercado, Z. E. Meziani, R. W. Michaels, M. Mihovilovic, B. Moffit, P. Monaghan, N. Muangma, C. Muñoz-Camacho, S. Nanda, V. Nelyubin, D. Neyret, Nuruzzaman, Y. Oh, K. Otis, A. Palmer, D. Parno, K. D. Paschke, S. K. Phillips, M. Poelker, R. Pomatsalyuk, M. Posik, M. Potokar, K. Prok, A. J.R. Puckett, X. Qian, Y. Qiang, B. Quinn, A. Rakhman, P. E. Reimer, B. Reitz, S. Riordan, J. Roche, P. Rogan, G. Ron, G. Russo, K. Saenboonruang, A. Saha, B. Sawatzky, A. Shahinyan, R. Silwal, J. Singh, S. Sirca, K. Slifer, R. Snyder, P. Solvignon, P. A. Souder, M. L. Sperduto, R. Subedi, M. L. Stutzman, R. Suleiman, V. Sulkosky, C. M. Sutera, W. A. Tobias, W. Troth, G. M. Urciuoli, P. Ulmer, A. Vacheret, E. Voutier, B. Waidyawansa, D. Wang, K. Wang, J. Wexler, A. Whitbeck, R. Wilson, B. Wojtsekhowski, X. Yan, H. Yao, Y. Ye, Z. Ye, V. Yim, L. Zana, X. Zhan, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Zheng, V. Ziskin, P. Zhu

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Abstract

We have measured the beam-normal single-spin asymmetry A n in the elastic scattering of 1-3 GeV transversely polarized electrons from H1 and for the first time from He4, C12, and Pb208. For H1, He4, and C12, the measurements are in agreement with calculations that relate A n to the imaginary part of the two-photon exchange amplitude including inelastic intermediate states. Surprisingly, the Pb208 result is significantly smaller than the corresponding prediction using the same formalism. These results suggest that a systematic set of new A n measurements might emerge as a new and sensitive probe of the structure of heavy nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number192501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume109
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012

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    Abrahamyan, S., Acha, A., Afanasev, A., Ahmed, Z., Albataineh, H., Aniol, K., Armstrong, D. S., Armstrong, W., Arrington, J., Averett, T., Babineau, B., Bailey, S. L., Barber, J., Barbieri, A., Beck, A., Bellini, V., Beminiwattha, R., Benaoum, H., Benesch, J., ... Zhu, P. (2012). New measurements of the transverse beam asymmetry for elastic electron scattering from selected nuclei. Physical Review Letters, 109(19), [192501]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.192501