Physics Seminar

Seeing the quantum world of the proton: Recent results from Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering
by George Reiter, University of Houston
2011-03-29, 10:00 PM in NSB 156

Abstract

Deep Inelastic Neutron Scattering is a recently developed technique that uses high energy neutrons to measure the momentum distribution of protons and other light nuclei. It provides a highly accurate picture of the local environment of these nuclei. Protons have the highest crosssection with neutrons of any nuclei, and are very easily seen. We will describe the technique and some recent surprising results on the quantum world of the proton in water.