Weak charge and weak radius of C 12

Oleksandr Koshchii, Jens Erler, Mikhail Gorchtein, Charles J. Horowitz, Jorge Piekarewicz, Xavier Roca-Maza, Chien Yeah Seng, Hubert Spiesberger

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We present a feasibility study of a simultaneous subpercent extraction of the weak charge and the weak radius of the C12 nucleus using parity-violating electron scattering, based on a largely model-independent assessment of the uncertainties. The corresponding measurement is considered to be carried out at the future MESA facility in Mainz with Ebeam=155MeV. We find that a combination of a 0.3% precise measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry at forward angles with a 10% measurement at backward angles will allow to determine the weak charge and the weak radius of C12 with 0.4% and 0.5% precision, respectively. These values could be improved to 0.3% and 0.2% for a 3% backward measurement. This experimental program will have impact on precision low-energy tests in the electroweak sector and nuclear structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022501
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

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