Deuteron form factor measurements at low momentum transfers
1 Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
2 Jožef Stefan Institute, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
3 Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, HR-10002 Zagreb, Croatia
4 Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
5 College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187, USA
6 Department of Physics, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Published online: 25 March 2016
A precise measurement of the elastic electron-deuteron scattering cross section at four-momentum transfers of 0.24 fm−1 ≤ Q ≤ 2.7 fm−1 has been performed at the Mainz Microtron. In this paper we describe the utilized experimental setup and the necessary analysis procedure to precisely determine the deuteron charge form factor from these data. Finally, the deuteron charge radius rd can be extracted from an extrapolation of that form factor to Q2 = 0.
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