Semi-inclusive deep inelastic lepton scattering off complex nuclei
1 Department of Physics, University of Perugia and Istituto Nazionale di
Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, Via A. Pascoli, I-06100 Perugia, Italy
2 Departament de Fisica Teòrica, Universitat de València, E-46100 Burjassot, València, Spain
Received: 4 March 1999 Communicated by B. Povh
It is shown that in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (DIS) of electrons off complex nuclei, the detection, in coincidence with the scattered electron, of a nucleus (A-1) in the ground state, as well as of a nucleon and a nucleus (A-2), also in the ground state, may provide unique information on several long standing problems, such as: i) the nature and the relevance of the final state interaction in DIS; ii) the validity of the spectator mechanism in DIS; iii) the medium induced modifications of the nucleon structure function; iv) the origin of the EMC effect.
13.40.-f Electromagnetic processes and properties - 21.60.-n Nuclear-structure models and methods - 24.85.+p Quarks, gluons, and QCD in nuclei and nuclear processes - 25.60.Gc Breakup and momentum distributions