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The Structure of the Nucleons

G. G. Simon , F. Borkowski , Ch. Schmitt and V. H. Walther

Electron-proton and electron-deuteron scattering experiments in a wide four momentum range provide information about the structure of the proton and the neutron. The structure is a direct consequence of the hadronic interaction of the nucleon and reveals properties of the strong interaction. Absolute differential cross sections can be expressed in terms of electromagnetic form factors which lead to an understanding of the coupling mechanism between the electromagnetic field and the strongly interacting hadron. The structure can also be discussed in terms of charge densities, but this analysis is strongly restricted by recoil effects. The charge rms radius extracted from recent measurements is higher in the case of the proton than that derived from former fits. The higher value of the charge rms radius of the proton is in excellent agreement with the latest Lamb shift measurements.

Received: 1979-10-2
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1980-1-1

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