The EMC effect: upcoming experimental programs at Jefferson Lab

29 Apr 2015, 15:15


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Simona Malace


The Jefferson Lab 12 GeV upgrade ensures the continuation of experimental programs dedicated to the understanding of nuclear medium modifications of the quark and gluon structure of the nucleon. The origin of the EMC effect is still a matter of controversy thirty years after its initial observation. The path forward in achieving a conclusive understanding of how the medium modifications of the nucleon structure arise involves both experimental and theoretical efforts. I will discuss upcoming experiments at Jefferson Lab that focus on the exploration of the EMC effect origin by studying its quark flavor dependence, its signature in terms of the spin make-up of the nucleon substructure as well as its dependence on quantities such as mass, nuclear density, or even the relative probability of finding a Short Range Correlation (SRC) in the nucleus.

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