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Thursday, June 27

Short-Range Nuclear Structure and the EMC Effect:
Exploring the Connection

Nadia Fomin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.
Physics Division Seminar
3:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Building 6008, Large Conference Room
Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri (, 865.574.6124


Inclusive electron scattering has proven to be an exceptional tool for studying short range structure in nuclei. Measurements of the EMC effect (at Bjorken x < 1) are aimed at studying in-medium modification of the nucleon structure functions. On the other hand, inclusive measurements at Bjorken x > 1 focus on short range correlations (SRCs) between nucleons. Recent data on the EMC effect from Jefferson Lab suggest a sensitivity to short range nuclear structure related to NN correlations at x > 1. The high precision results on the EMC effect and the ratios at x > 1 have a linear relationship, suggesting a common physics explanation. Results from both experiments will be presented, the meaning of the correlation explored, plans for future measurements will be discussed.