Physical Review C
065204 (5 pages)
We present new data probing short-range correlations (SRCs) in nuclei through the measurement of electron scattering off high-momentum nucleons in nuclei. The inclusive 4He/3He cross section ratio is observed to be both x and Q2 independent for 1.5 < x < 2, confirming the dominance of two-nucleon short-range correlations. For x > 2, our data support the hypothesis that a previous claim of three-nucleon correlation dominance was an artifact caused by the limited resolution of the measurement. While 3N-SRCs appear to have an important contribution, our data show that isolating 3N-SRCs is significantly more complicated than for 2N-SRCs.
Original Publication Citation
Ye, Z., Solvignon, P., Nguyen, D., Aguilera, P., Ahmed, Z., Albataineh, H., . . . Zielinski, R. (2018). Search for three-nucleon short-range correlations in light nuclei. Physical Review C, 97(6), 065204. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.97.065204
Ye, Z.; Solvignon, P.; Nguten, D.; Aguilera, P.; Ahmed, Z.; Albataineh, H.; Allada, K.; Anderson, B.; Anez, D.; and Weinstein, L. B., "Search for Three-Nucleon Short-Range Correlations in Light Nuclei" (2018). Physics Faculty Publications. 217.