New measurements of high-momentum nucleons and short-range structures in nuclei

Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Mar 2;108(9):092502. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.092502. Epub 2012 Feb 29.


We present new measurements of electron scattering from high-momentum nucleons in nuclei. These data allow an improved determination of the strength of two-nucleon correlations for several nuclei, including light nuclei where clustering effects can, for the first time, be examined. The data also include the kinematic region where three-nucleon correlations are expected to dominate.