A. Micherdzinska

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We have performed a novel comparison between electron-beam polarimeters based on M{\o}ller and Compton scattering. A sequence of electron-beam polarization measurements were performed at low beam currents ($<$ 5 $\mu$A) during the $Q_{\rm weak}$ experiment in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. These low current measurements were bracketed by the regular high current (180 $\mu$A) operation of the Compton polarimeter. Read More

We report on the highest precision yet achieved in the measurement of the polarization of a low energy, $\mathcal{O}$(1 GeV), electron beam, accomplished using a new polarimeter based on electron-photon scattering, in Hall~C at Jefferson Lab. A number of technical innovations were necessary, including a novel method for precise control of the laser polarization in a cavity and a novel diamond micro-strip detector which was able to capture most of the spectrum of scattered electrons. The data analysis technique exploited track finding, the high granularity of the detector and its large acceptance. Read More

2014Sep
Authors: Qweak Collaboration, T. Allison, M. Anderson, D. Androic, D. S. Armstrong, A. Asaturyan, T. D. Averett, R. Averill, J. Balewski, J. Beaufait, R. S. Beminiwattha, J. Benesch, F. Benmokhtar, J. Bessuille, J. Birchall, E. Bonnell, J. Bowman, P. Brindza, D. B. Brown, R. D. Carlini, G. D. Cates, B. Cavness, G. Clark, J. C. Cornejo, S. Covrig Dusa, M. M. Dalton, C. A. Davis, D. C. Dean, W. Deconinck, J. Diefenbach, K. Dow, J. F. Dowd, J. A. Dunne, D. Dutta, W. S. Duvall, J. R. Echols, M. Elaasar, W. R. Falk, K. D. Finelli, J. M. Finn, D. Gaskell, M. T. W. Gericke, J. Grames, V. M. Gray, K. Grimm, F. Guo, J. Hansknecht, D. J. Harrison, E. Henderson, J. R. Hoskins, E. Ihloff, K. Johnston, D. Jones, M. Jones, R. Jones, M. Kargiantoulakis, J. Kelsey, N. Khan, P. M. King, E. Korkmaz, S. Kowalski, A. Kubera, J. Leacock, J. P. Leckey, A. R. Lee, J. H. Lee, L. Lee, Y. Liang, S. MacEwan, D. Mack, J. A. Magee, R. Mahurin, J. Mammei, J. W. Martin, A. McCreary, M. H. McDonald, M. J. McHugh, P. Medeiros, D. Meekins, J. Mei, R. Michaels, A. Micherdzinska, A. Mkrtchyan, H. Mkrtchyan, N. Morgan, J. Musson, K. E. Mesick, A. Narayan, L. Z. Ndukum, V. Nelyubin, Nuruzzaman, W. T. H. van Oers, A. K. Opper, S. A. Page, J. Pan, K. D. Paschke, S. K. Phillips, M. L. Pitt, M. Poelker, J. F. Rajotte, W. D. Ramsay, W. R. Roberts, J. Roche, P. W. Rose, B. Sawatzky, T. Seva, M. H. Shabestari, R. Silwal, N. Simicevic, G. R. Smith, S. Sobczynski, P. Solvignon, D. T. Spayde, B. Stokes, D. W. Storey, A. Subedi, R. Subedi, R. Suleiman, V. Tadevosyan, W. A. Tobias, V. Tvaskis, E. Urban, B. Waidyawansa, P. Wang, S. P. Wells, S. A. Wood, S. Yang, S. Zhamkochyan, R. B. Zielinski

The Jefferson Lab Q_weak experiment determined the weak charge of the proton by measuring the parity-violating elastic scattering asymmetry of longitudinally polarized electrons from an unpolarized liquid hydrogen target at small momentum transfer. A custom apparatus was designed for this experiment to meet the technical challenges presented by the smallest and most precise ${\vec{e}}$p asymmetry ever measured. Technical milestones were achieved at Jefferson Lab in target power, beam current, beam helicity reversal rate, polarimetry, detected rates, and control of helicity-correlated beam properties. Read More

A subset of results from the recently completed Jefferson Lab Qweak experiment are reported. This experiment, sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model, exploits the small parity-violating asymmetry in elastic ep scattering to provide the first determination of the protons weak charge Qweak(p). The experiment employed a 180 uA longitudinally polarized 1. Read More

The Qweak experiment has measured the parity-violating asymmetry in polarized e-p elastic scattering at Q^2 = 0.025(GeV/c)^2, employing 145 microamps of 89% longitudinally polarized electrons on a 34.4cm long liquid hydrogen target at Jefferson Lab. Read More

The parity-violating asymmetry arising from inelastic electron-nucleon scattering at backward angle (~95 degrees) near the Delta(1232) resonance has been measured using a hydrogen target. From this asymmetry, we extracted the axial transition form factor G^A_{N\Delta}, a function of the axial Adler form factors C^A_i. Though G^A_{N\Delta} has been previously studied using charged current reactions, this is the first measurement of the weak neutral current excitation of the Delta using a proton target. Read More

We propose a new precision measurement of parity-violating electron scattering on the proton at very low Q^2 and forward angles to challenge predictions of the Standard Model and search for new physics. A unique opportunity exists to carry out the first precision measurement of the proton's weak charge, $Q_W =1 - 4\sin^2\theta_W$. A 2200 hour measurement of the parity violating asymmetry in elastic ep scattering at Q^2=0. Read More

2011Jun
Authors: M. Aghasyan, H. Avakian, P. Rossi, E. De Sanctis, D. Hasch, M. Mirazita, D. Adikaram, M. J. Amaryan, M. Anghinolfi, H. Baghdasaryan, J. Ball, M. Battaglieri, V. Batourine, I. Bedlinskiy, R. P. Bennett, A. S. Biselli, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, S. Bültmann, V. D. Burkert, D. S. Carman, S. Chandavar, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, M. Contalbrigo, V. Crede, A. D'Angelo, A. Daniel, N. Dashyan, R. De Vita, A. Deur, B. Dey, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, D. Doughty, R. Dupre, H. Egiyan, A. El Alaoui, L. Elouadrhiri, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, S. Fegan, A. Fradi, M. Y. Gabrielyan, M. Garçon, N. Gevorgyan, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, W. Gohn, E. Golovatch, R. W. Gothe, L. Graham, K. A. Griffioen, B. Guegan, M. Guidal, N. Guler, L. Guo, K. Hafidi, C. Hanretty, K. Hicks, M. Holtrop, C. E. Hyde, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, E. L. Isupov, S. S. Jawalkar, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, D. Keller, M. Khandaker, P. Khetarpal, A. Kim, W. Kimy, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, V. Kubarovsky, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, V. Kuznetsov, N. D. Kvaltine, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, I . J . D. MacGregor, N. Markov, M. Mayer, J. McAndrew, B. McKinnon, C. A. Meyer, A. M. Micherdzinska, V. Mokeev, B. Moreno, H. Moutarde, E. Munevar, P. Nadel-Turonski, A. Ni, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, M. Paolone, L. Pappalardo, R. Paremuzyan, K. Park, S. Park, E. Pasyuk, S. Anefalos Pereira, E. Phelps, S. Pisano, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, B. A. Raue, G. Ricco, D. Rimal, M. Ripani, G. Rosner, F. Sabatié, M. S. Saini, C. Salgado, D. Schott, R. A. Schumacher, E. Seder, H. Seraydaryan, Y. G. Sharabian, G. D. Smith, D. I. Sober, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, P. Stoler, I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, W. Tang, C. E. Taylor, S. Tkachenko, M. Ungaro, H. Voskanyan, E. Voutier, D. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. H. Wood, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao

We present studies of single-spin asymmetries for neutral pion electroproduction in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering of 5.776 GeV polarized electrons from an unpolarized hydrogen target, using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. A substantial $\sin \phi_h$ amplitude has been measured in the distribution of the cross section asymmetry as a function of the azimuthal angle $\phi_h$ of the produced neutral pion. Read More

We have measured the beam-normal single-spin asymmetries in elastic scattering of transversely polarized electrons from the proton, and performed the first measurement in quasi-elastic scattering on the deuteron, at backward angles (lab scattering angle of 108 degrees) for Q2 = 0.22 GeV^2/c^2 and 0.63 GeV^2/c^2 at beam energies of 362 MeV and 687 MeV, respectively. Read More

2011Mar
Authors: G0 Collaboration, D. Androic, D. S. Armstrong, J. Arvieux, R. Asaturyan, T. D. Averett, S. L. Bailey, G. Batigne, D. H. Beck, E. J. Beise, J. Benesch, F. Benmokhtar, L. Bimbot, J. Birchall, A. Biselli, P. Bosted, H. Breuer, P. Brindza, C. L. Capuano, R. D. Carlini, R. Carr, N. Chant, Y. -C. Chao, R. Clark, A. Coppens, S. D. Covrig, A. Cowley, D. Dale, C. A. Davis, C. Ellis, W. R. Falk, H. Fenker, J. M. Finn, T. Forest, G. Franklin, R. Frascaria, C. Furget, D. Gaskell, M. T. W. Gericke, J. Grames, K. A. Griffioen, K. Grimm, G. Guillard, B. Guillon, H. Guler, K. Gustafsson, L. Hannelius, J. Hansknecht, R. D. Hasty, A. M. Hawthorne Allen, T. Horn, T. M. Ito, K. Johnston, M. Jones, P. Kammel, R. Kazimi, P. M. King, A. Kolarkar, E. Korkmaz, W. Korsch, S. Kox, J. Kuhn, J. Lachniet, R. Laszewski, L. Lee, J. Lenoble, E. Liatard, J. Liu, A. Lung, G. A. MacLachlan, J. Mammei, D. Marchand, J. W. Martin, D. J. Mack, K. W. McFarlane, D. W. McKee, R. D. McKeown, F. Merchez, M. Mihovilovic, A. Micherdzinska, H. Mkrtchyan, B. Moffit, M. Morlet, M. Muether, J. Musson, K. Nakahara, R. Neveling, S. Niccolai, D. Nilsson, S. Ong, S. A. Page, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, S. K. Phillips, P. Pillot, M. L. Pitt, M. Poelker, T. A. Porcelli, G. Quemener, B. P. Quinn, W. D. Ramsay, A. W. Rauf, J. -S. Real, T. Ries, J. Roche P. Roos, G. A. Rutledge, J. Schaub, J. Secrest, T. Seva, N. Simicevic, G. R. Smith, D. T. Spayde, S. Stepanyan, M. Stutzman, R. Suleiman, V. Tadevosyan, R. Tieulent, J. van de Wiele, W. T. H. van Oers, M. Versteegen, E. Voutier, W. F. Vulcan, S. P. Wells, G. Warren, S. E. Williamson, R. J. Woo, S. A. Wood, C. Yan, J. Yun, V. Zeps

In the G0 experiment, performed at Jefferson Lab, the parity-violating elastic scattering of electrons from protons and quasi-elastic scattering from deuterons is measured in order to determine the neutral weak currents of the nucleon. Asymmetries as small as 1 part per million in the scattering of a polarized electron beam are determined using a dedicated apparatus. It consists of specialized beam-monitoring and control systems, a cryogenic hydrogen (or deuterium) target, and a superconducting, toroidal magnetic spectrometer equipped with plastic scintillation and aerogel Cerenkov detectors, as well as fast readout electronics for the measurement of individual events. Read More

In an experiment with a 65 MeV/nucleon polarized deuteron beam on a liquid-deuterium target at KVI, several multi-body final states in deuteron-deuteron scattering were identified. For these measurements, a unique and advanced detection system, called BINA, was utilized. We demonstrate the feasibility of measuring vector and tensor polarization observables of the deuteron break-up reaction leading to a three-body final-state. Read More

We successfully identified a few final states in deuteron-deuteron scattering at 65 MeV/nucleon at KVI using a unique and advanced detection system called BINA. This facility enabled us to perform cross sections and polarization measurements with an excellent statistical and systematical precision. The analysis procedure and part of the results of the three-body break-up channel in deuteron-deuteron scattering at 65 MeV/nucleon are presented in this paper. Read More

A liquid helium target system was designed and built to perform a precision measurement of the parity-violating neutron spin rotation in helium due to the nucleon-nucleon weak interaction. The measurement employed a beam of low energy neutrons that passed through a crossed neutron polarizer--analyzer pair with the liquid helium target system located between them. Changes between the target states generated differences in the beam transmission through the polarizer--analyzer pair. Read More

Observables in elastic proton-deuteron scattering are sensitive probes of the nucleon-nucleon interaction and three-nucleon force effects. The present experimental data base for this reaction is large, but contains a large discrepancy between data sets for the differential cross section taken at 135 MeV/nucleon by two experimental research groups. This paper reviews the background of this problem and presents new data taken at KVI. Read More

High precision cross-section data of the deuteron-proton breakup reaction at 130 MeV deuteron energy are compared with the theoretical predictions obtained with a coupled-channel extension of the CD Bonn potential with virtual Delta-isobar excitation, without and with inclusion of the long-range Coulomb force. The Coulomb effect is studied on the basis of the cross-section data set, extended in this work to about 1500 data points by including breakup geometries characterized by small polar angles of the two protons. The experimental data clearly prefer predictions obtained with the Coulomb interaction included. Read More

High precision cross-section data of the deuteron-proton breakup reaction at 130 MeV are presented for 72 kinematically complete configurations. The data cover a large region of the available phase space, divided into a systematic grid of kinematical variables. They are compared with theoretical predictions, in which the full dynamics of the three-nucleon (3N) system is obtained in three different ways: realistic nucleon-nucleon (NN) potentials are combined with model 3N forces (3NF's) or with an effective 3NF resulting from explicit treatment of the Delta-isobar excitation. Read More