We discuss the recent data on the electric proton form factor, obtained at JLab, which show a spectacular deviation from the commonly assumed dipole behavior. We discuss the implication of these results on the deuteron structure and on the neutron electric form factor: at relatively large $Q^2$ a revision of the deuteron models may be required, and the neutron electric form factor might become even larger than the proton electric form factor.
- Pub Date:
- November 2001
- Nuclear Theory
- 17 pages 4 figures Contribution to the Int. Workshop on Relativistic Nuclear Physics from hundreds of MeV to TeV, Varna, Bulgaria, 10-16 September 2001. Replacement of Fig. 1 and relative text