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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 16, 285-290 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2002-10077-9

Extraction of the neutron charge form factor $\mth{G^n_E(Q^2)}$ from the charge form factor of deuteron $\mth{G^d_C(Q^2)}$

A.F. Krutov1 and V.E. Troitsky2

1  Samara State University, Ac. Pavlov St., 1, 443011 Samara, Russia
2  D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Vorobjevy Gory, 119899 Moscow, Russia

krutov@ssu.samara.ru
troitsky@theory.sinp.msu.ru

(Received: 26 July 2002 / Published online: 4 February 2003)

Abstract
We extract the neutron charge form factor GnE(Q2) from the charge form factor of deuteron GdC(Q2) obtained from T20(Q2) data at $0\le Q^2\le$ 1.717 (GeV/c) 2. The extraction is based on the relativistic impulse approximation in the instant form of the relativistic Hamiltonian dynamics. Our results (12 new points) are compatible with existing values of the neutron charge form factor of other authors. We propose a fit for the whole set (36 points) taking into account the data for the slope of the form factor at Q2 = 0.

PACS
14.20.Dh - Properties of specific particles: protons and neutrons.
13.40.Gp - Specific reactions and phenomenology: electromagnetic form factors.

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