The emc effect and high momentum nucleons in nuclei

Or Hen*, Douglas W. Higinbotham, Gerald A. Miller, Eli Piasetzky, Lawrence B. Weinstein

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Recent developments in understanding the influence of the nucleus on deep-inelastic structure functions, the EMC effect, are reviewed. A new data base which expresses ratios of structure functions in terms of the Bjorken variable xA = AQ2/(2MA q0) is presented. Information about two-nucleon short-range correlations (SRC) from experiments is also discussed and the remarkable linear relation between SRC and the EMC effect is reviewed. A convolution model that relates the underlying source of the EMC effect to modification of either the mean-field nucleons or SRC nucleons is presented. It is shown that both approaches are equally successful in describing the current EMC data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1330017
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013


FundersFunder number
US-Israeli Binational Science Foundation
United States Department of Energy
Israel Science Foundation


    • 2N-SRC
    • EMC
    • SRC
    • high momentum nucleons


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