Neutron Valence Structure from Nuclear Deep Inelastic Scattering.

  title={Neutron Valence Structure from Nuclear Deep Inelastic Scattering.},
  author={Efrain Segarra and Axel Schmidt and Tyler Kutz and Douglas W. Higinbotham and Eliezer Piasetzky and Mark I. Strikman and Lawrence B. Weinstein and O. Hen},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={124 9},
Mechanisms of spin-flavor SU(6) symmetry breaking in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) are studied via an extraction of the free neutron structure function from a global analysis of deep inelastic scattering (DIS) data on the proton and on nuclei from A=2 (deuterium) to 208 (lead). Modification of the structure function of nucleons bound in atomic nuclei (known as the EMC effect) are consistently accounted for within the framework of a universal modification of nucleons in short-range correlated… 
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