The Coulomb Resonances, the Quasi-Real Photons and Electro-Disintegration of Nuclei by High-Energy Electrons

Affiliation(s)

Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

ABSTRACT

Various aspects of the influence of the quasi-real photons and the Coulomb resonances on the formation of the crosssection of inelastic scattering of high energy electrons on atomic nuclei are investigated.*E*_{miss} is the energy that disappears in the processes of knocking-on of protons in the reactions . A new hypothesis that interprets the origin of the energy losses is proposed. Specific experiments that can confirm or refute this hypothesis are proposed as well. The “regularized” cross-sections of electro-disintegration of nuclei by high-energy electrons are calculated in the framework of the nuclear shell model. It is shown that for the experimental verification of the existence of Coulomb resonances, it is necessary to investigate the processes at relatively small angles of scattering. The peculiarities of numerical methods that are crucial in the investigation of inelastic scattering of high-energy electrons on nuclei in the framework of the nuclear shell model are analyzed in this work as well. The cross-sections of the scattering of high-energy electrons on the angle are calculated. It is shown that the orthogonality of the wave functions of a knocked-on proton in the initial and final states plays an important role in the interpretation of this process.

Various aspects of the influence of the quasi-real photons and the Coulomb resonances on the formation of the crosssection of inelastic scattering of high energy electrons on atomic nuclei are investigated.

Cite this paper

A. Pasichnyi and O. Prygodiuk, "The Coulomb Resonances, the Quasi-Real Photons and Electro-Disintegration of Nuclei by High-Energy Electrons,"*Open Journal of Microphysics*, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 85-105. doi: 10.4236/ojm.2013.33015.

A. Pasichnyi and O. Prygodiuk, "The Coulomb Resonances, the Quasi-Real Photons and Electro-Disintegration of Nuclei by High-Energy Electrons,"

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