The EMC effect - history and future

Aula dei Seminari (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via E. Fermi 40, Frascati)

Aula dei Seminari

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via E. Fermi 40, Frascati

The structure function F2 and hence the quark and gluon distributions of a nucleon bound in a nucleus differ from those of a free nucleon. This phenomenon, first observed about 25 years ago by the European Muon Collaboration (EMC) at CERN in deep-inelastic muon-nucleus scattering, has since then stimulated a wide range of experimental and theoretical activities. The experimental results and a selection of models proposed for their interpretation will be reviewed. An outlook will be given on future experiments that aim for a better understanding of the dynamical mechanisms responsible for the effect.
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