9-14 September 2018
University of Ferrara
Europe/Rome timezone

The neutron structure function $F_2$ at high-$x$ with BONuS at CLAS

11 Sep 2018, 15:05
A8 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Parallel Sessions Spin Physics in Nuclear Reactions and Nuclei Spin physics in Nuclear Reactions and Nuclei


Dr Carlos Ayerbe Gayoso (The College of William and Mary)


The Barely Off-Shell Nucleon Structure (BONuS) experiment at CLAS will measure the neutron structure function $F_2$ for $0.1 < x < 0.8$ over a broad $Q^2$ range, from 1 to 14 GeV$^2 /c$, using electron scattering from deuterium with spectator-proton tagging. By selecting the low-momentum recoil protons at large backward angles, final-state interactions as the deuteron breaks up can be minimized, and the deep-inelastic kinematics for the neutron can be determined. This technique, which has been used successfully at CLAS at 6 GeV, will be extended to 11 GeV beam energy with significantly increased luminosity. Details of the BONuS third generation Radial Time Projection Chamber and expected high-$x$ $F_2 ^n$ results will be presented.

Primary author

Dr Carlos Ayerbe Gayoso (The College of William and Mary)

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