Technical supplement to “Polarization transfer observables in elastic electron-proton scattering at Q2=2.5,5.2,6.8 and 8.5GeV2

A. J.R. Puckett*, E. J. Brash, M. K. Jones, W. Luo, M. Meziane, L. Pentchev, C. F. Perdrisat, V. Punjabi, F. R. Wesselmann, A. Afanasev, A. Ahmidouch, I. Albayrak, K. A. Aniol, J. Arrington, A. Asaturyan, H. Baghdasaryan, F. Benmokhtar, W. Bertozzi, L. Bimbot, P. BostedW. Boeglin, C. Butuceanu, P. Carter, S. Chernenko, M. E. Christy, J. C. Cornejo, S. Covrig, S. Danagoulian, A. Daniel, A. Davidenko, D. Day, S. Dhamija, D. Dutta, R. Ent, S. Frullani, H. Fenker, E. Frlez, F. Garibaldi, D. Gaskell, S. Gilad, R. Gilman, Y. Goncharenko, K. Hafidi, D. Hamilton, D. W. Higinbotham, W. Hinton, T. Horn, B. Hu, J. Huang, G. M. Huber, E. Jensen, C. Keppel, M. Khandaker, P. King, D. Kirillov, M. Kohl, V. Kravtsov, G. Kumbartzki, Y. Li, V. Mamyan, D. J. Margaziotis, A. Marsh, Y. Matulenko, J. Maxwell, G. Mbianda, D. Meekins, Y. Melnik, J. Miller, A. Mkrtchyan, H. Mkrtchyan, B. Moffit, O. Moreno, J. Mulholland, A. Narayan, S. Nedev, Nuruzzaman, E. Piasetzky, W. Pierce, N. M. Piskunov, Y. Prok, R. D. Ransome, D. S. Razin, P. Reimer, J. Reinhold, O. Rondon, M. Shabestari, A. Shahinyan, K. Shestermanov, S. Širca, I. Sitnik, L. Smykov, G. Smith, L. Solovyev, P. Solvignon, R. Subedi, E. Tomasi-Gustafsson, A. Vasiliev, M. Veilleux, B. B. Wojtsekhowski, S. Wood, Z. Ye, Y. Zanevsky, X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Zheng, L. Zhu

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Abstract

The GEp-III and GEp-2γ experiments, carried out in Jefferson Lab's Hall C from 2007–2008, consisted of measurements of polarization transfer in elastic electron–proton scattering at momentum transfers of Q2=2.5,5.2,6.8, and 8.54 GeV 2. These measurements were carried out to improve knowledge of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio R=μpGE p∕GM p at large values of Q2 and to search for effects beyond the Born approximation in polarization transfer observables at Q2=2.5GeV2. The final results of both experiments were reported in a recent archival publication. A full reanalysis of the data from both experiments was carried out in order to reduce the systematic and, for the GEp-2γ experiment, statistical uncertainties. This technical note provides additional details of the final analysis omitted from the main publication, including the final evaluation of the systematic uncertainties.

Funding

FundersFunder number
French Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Italian Institute for Nuclear Research
Office of Nuclear PhysicsDE-SC-0014230, DE-AC02-06CH11357, DE-AC05-06OR23177
U.S. National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

    Keywords

    • Electromagnetic calorimeter
    • Magnetic spectrometer
    • Polarization transfer method
    • Proton form factors
    • Proton polarimeter
    • Spin transport

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