Short Range Correlations and the EMC Effect in Effective Field Theory

30 Dec 2017 Chen Jiunn-Wei Detmold William Lynn Joel E. Schwenk Achim

We show that the empirical linear relation between the magnitude of the EMC effect in deep inelastic scattering on nuclei and the short range correlation scaling factor $a_2$ extracted from high-energy quasi-elastic scattering at $x\ge 1$ is a natural consequence of scale separation and derive the relationship using effective field theory. While the scaling factor $a_2$ is a ratio of nuclear matrix elements that individually depend on the calculational scheme, we show that the ratio is independent of this choice... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS - PHENOMENOLOGY
  • HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS - LATTICE
  • NUCLEAR EXPERIMENT
  • NUCLEAR THEORY