Simple Formula for QuasiElastic Electron Scattering
Abstract
An approximate analytic formula is developed for highenergy (several BeV or higher) quasielastic electron scattering from a complex nucleus, on the basis of a simple nuclear model. The approximation should be good enough to be useful in estimating experimental counting rates and backgrounds. For scattering at an angle θ, the quasielastic peak is centered, in this approximation, at the energy ∊_{0}=∊[1+2(∊M)×^{2}(12θ)], where ∊ is the incident energy and M is the nucleon mass. The peak has a full width at half maximum of about 2(∊_{0}^{2}∊)v+[1+(1+∊M)^{2}^{2}(12θ)]^{12}θ, where v_{+} is a characteristic nucleon velocity in the nucleus, v_{+}~0.28. Inelastic electron scattering from complex nuclei is briefly discussed.
 Publication:

Physical Review
 Pub Date:
 November 1966
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRev.151.875
 Bibcode:
 1966PhRv..151..875H