Measurement of the ratio σn σp in inelastic muon-nucleon scattering at very low χ and Q2

M. R. Adams, S. Aïd, P. L. Anthony, M. D. Baker, J. Bartlett, A. A. Bhatti, H. M. Braun, W. Busza, T. J. Carroll, J. M. Conrad, G. Coutrakon, R. Davisson, I. Derado, S. K. Dhawan, W. Dougherty, T. Dreyer, K. Dziunikowska, V. Eckardt, U. Ecker, M. ErdmannA. Eskreys, J. Figiel, H. J. Gebauer, D. F. Geesaman, R. Gilman, M. C. Green, J. Haas, C. Halliwell, J. Hanlon, D. Hantke, V. W. Hughes, H. E. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, G. Jancso, D. M. Jansen, S. Kaufman, R. D. Kennedy, T. Kirk, H. G.E. Kobrak, S. Krzywdzinski, S. Kunori, J. J. Lord, H. J. Lubatti, D. McLeod, S. Magill, P. Malecki, A. Manz, H. Melanson, D. G. Michael, W. Mohr, H. E. Montgomery, J. G. Morfin, R. B. Nickerson, S. O'Day, K. Olkiewicz, L. Osborne, V. Papavassiliou, B. Pawlik, F. M. Pipkin, E. J. Ramberg, A. Röser, J. J. Ryan, A. Salvarani, H. Schellman, M. Schmitt, N. Schmitz, K. P. Schüler, H. J. Seyerlein, A. Skuja, G. A. Snow, S. Söldner-Rembold, P. H. Steinberg, H. E. Stier, P. Stopa, R. A. Swanson, R. Talaga, S. Tentindo-Repond, H. J. Trost, H. Venkataramania, M. Vidal, M. Wilhelm, J. Wilkes, Richard Wilson, W. Wittek, S. A. Wolbers, T. Zhao

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Abstract

We present results on the cross-section ratio for inelastic muon scattering on neutrons and protons as a function of Bjorken chi;. The data extend to χ values two orders of magnitude smaller than in previous measurements, down to 2×10-5, for Q2>0.01 GeV2. The ratio is consistent with unity throughout this new range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-482
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume309
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1993

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