Laboratory physics programs and new facilities
Status of the BLAST experiment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Published online: 12 February 2004
The BLAST experiment is beginning operation at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Laboratory. The experiment will study the spin dependent electro-magnetic interaction in few nucleon systems at momentum transfers between 0.1 and 1.0 GeV2. This will provide improved measurements of the nucleon form factors, particularly G E n , as well as study the structure of D and 3He. Other reaction channels such as pion production and inclusive scattering will also be studied. The experiment, physics goals, and current status are described briefly.
PACS: codes. – 25.30.-c - / codes. – 14.20.Dh - / codes. – 13.40.Gp - / codes. – 21.10.Ft -
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