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Hadrons and Nuclei
Open Access
Eur. Phys. J. A 24, s1.49-s1.54 (2005)
DOI: 10.1140/epjad/s2005-05-008-8

Nucleon form factors

A review of theoretical models
Dieter Drechsel

Institut für Kernphysik, Universität Mainz, 55099 Mainz, Germany

(Received 27 September 2004 / Published online 08 February 2005)


The general structure of elastic and inelastic nucleon scattering is outlined. The predictions of dispersion relations, chiral perturbation theory, and lattice calculations are reviewed. Special attention is given to the role of the pion cloud at small momentum transfer.

PACS: 13.40.Gp - 11.55.Fv - 13.60.Fz - 13.60.Hb

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