Nuclear Physics Seminars

Nuclear
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
3:30 PM
Online, Room via Zoom
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"TBA"


Kenichi Nakano , Tokyo Tech
[Host: Dustin Keller]
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Nuclear
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204

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"The Lead Radius Experiment (PRex-II)"


Siyu Jian , University of Virginia - Department of Physics
[Host: Nilanga Liyanage]
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The RMS radius of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus RN provides an important test of nuclear theory. Furthermore RN is used in the determination of the density dependence of symmetry energy of neutron rich matter; this dependence is an important input in neutron star structure, heavy iron collision and atomic parity violation experiment calculations. In the past hadron scattering experiments with with pion, proton or anti-proton beams have been used to determine the neutron radii of heavy nuclei. However, these measurements suffer from uncertainties associated with the probe particle and the target nucleus. Electron scattering provides a model independent probe of nuclear radii. However, in electron scattering, the measurement of neutron distribution in a nucleus is much harder than the measurement of the proton distribution since the neutron is uncharged. Because the neutron weak charge is much large than that of the proton, PRex-II used the parity violating weak neutral interaction to probe the neutron distribution in the 208Pb nucleus, thus measuring the RMS neutron radius with high accuracy. The PRex-II experiment was performed from June to September 2019 in Jefferson lab experimental hall A using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) pair. This seminar presents the details the PRex-II experiment as well as the preliminary results from HRS Optics calibration measurements and from the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detectors used for obtaining high rate calibration data.
 

Nuclear
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204

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"A new comparison of the F2A/F2p and F2A/F2n structure function ratios "


Narbe Kalantarian , Virginian Union University and Jefferson Lab
[Host: Simonetta Liuti]
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Using electron scattering data from SLAC E139 and muon scattering data from NMC in the DIS region, we determine the F2A/F2p and F2A/F2n structure function ratios, spanning 0.07 < xB < 0.7 and 1 < Q2 < 200 GeV/c2 and 0.006 < xB < 0.6 and 1 < Q2 < 55 GeV/c2, respectively. This region is of particular relevance to studies of EMC Effect. Assuming no Q2 dependence, we compare the structure function ratios for isoscalar nuclei and study non-isoscalar nuclei with the possibility to look for flavor dependence. This talk will present the results of the mentioned ratios for isoscalar nuclei using the new F2n global data from the CTEQ-JLab Collaboration.

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