Nucleon structure studies with the PANDA experiment at FAIR
Helmholtz-Institut Mainz, Germany
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Published online: 3 April 2019
The PANDA experiment is one of the major projects in preparation at the upcoming FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. A multipurpose high energy physics detector is currently under construction and will be operated at the High Energy Storage Ring of FAIR. High intensity antiproton beams will be available in the momentum range between 1.5 GeV/c and 15 GeV/c and will allow to address a broad physics program including hadron spectroscopy, study of charm and strangeness in nuclei, hypernuclear physics and other QCD topics. In addition, the PANDA experiment will offer unique possibilities to investigate the structure of the proton using different electromagnetic processes. In this contribution, the PANDA physics program related to the nucleon structure aspects is discussed. Feasibility studies of electromagnetic processes for the measurements of proton electromagnetic form factors in the time-like region and the nucleon-to-meson transition distribution amplitudes at PANDA, are reported.
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