Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Lawrence B. Weinstein
We have measured the 3He(e,e'pp)n reaction at 2.2 and 4.4 GeV over a wide kinematic range. The kinetic energy distribution for ’fast’ nucleons (p > 250 MeV/c) peaks where two nucleons each have 20% or less and the third or ‘leading’ nucleon carries most of the transferred energy. These fast nucleon pairs (both pp and pn) are back-to-back and carry very little momentum along q, indicating that they are spectators. Experimental and theoretical evidence indicates that we have measured N N correlations in 3He(e,e'pp)n by striking the third nucleon and detecting the spectator correlated pair.
"Measurments of Correlated Pair Momentum Distributions in 3He(e,e'pp)n With CLAS"
(2003). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, Physics, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/n5zv-dm06