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Inclusive Scattering from Nuclei at $x > 1$ and High $Q^2$ with a 6 GeV Beam

J. Arrington (Spokesperson), D. F. Geesaman, K. Hafidi, R. Holt
H. E. Jackson, P. E. Reimer, E. C. Schulte

Argonne National Laboratory

B. W. Filippone (Spokesperson), R. D. McKeown
California Institute of Technology

O. K. Baker, E. Christy, L. Colt, A. Gasparian, C. Jackson, C. E. Keppel
Hampton University

R. Carlini, R. Ent, H. Fenker, A. Lung (Spokesperon), D. Mack,
M. Jones, G. Smith, S. Wood, W. Vulcan, C. Yan

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

C. Carasco, M. Hauger, J. Jourdan, D. Rohe, I. Sick, G. Warren
University of Basel

D. Crabb, D.B. Day (Spokesperson), R.L. Lindgren, P. McKee, Y. Prok,
O. Rondon-Aramayo, F. Wesselmann, M. Zeier, H. Zhu

University of Virginia

December 3, 2001


We propose an extension to Jefferson Lab Experiment E89-008, an inclusive electron-nucleus scattering experiment in the domain of large $x$ and $Q^2$. Additional measurements with a 6 GeV beam would allow study of the scaling behavior at large $Q^2$ and provide important constraints on the components of the nuclear wave function at large momentum and removal energy. Measurements with few-body nuclei ($^2$H, $^3$He, and $^4$He) and a range of heavy nuclei (C, Cu, and Au) allow contact with theoretical calculations via essentially ``exact'' calculations for few-body systems and extrapolation of the heavier systems to potentially calculable nuclear matter. In addition, direct comparisons of heavy nuclei to deuterium and $^3$He at large $x$ will allow us to examine the nature of the short range correlations that generate the high momentum nucleons.

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