Date of Award
Program or Major
Doctor of Philosophy
The proton electric to magnetic form factor ratio ( GPE/GPM ) is related to the underlying electromagnetic structure of the proton. GPE/GPM is studied through elastic scattering using a longitudinally polarized electron beam with 0.85 GeV energy, a polarized internal hydrogen gas target and the BLAST detector at the MIT Bates Lab. Beam-target spin asymmetries are measured in several bins of Q2 for both left and right sector of BLAST, the super-ratio of these left/right asymmetries is formed and GPE/GPM is extracted.
Sindile, Adrian Tiberiu, "Proton form factor ratio measurement with BLAST" (2006). Doctoral Dissertations. 330.