Phys. Rev. D 4, 4553 (1971); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.4.45

Backward-Angle Electron-Proton Elastic Scattering and Proton Electromagnetic Form Factors

L. E. Price, J. R. Dunning, Jr., M. Goitein, K. M. Hanson, T. Kirk, and Richard Wilson
Harvard University


Elastic electron-proton scattering cross sections were measured at backward angles (80-90) in the laboratory for four-momentum transfers between 7 F^-2 and 45 F^-2. Experimental errors range from 3.1% to 5.3%, including a systematic error estimated to be 1.9% added in quadrature. Electric and magnetic form factors are computed from all the recent data in this q^2 range, with allowance made for possible normalization differences. The results show a deviation from the scaling law.

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