Theses and Dissertations


Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Dutta, Dipangkar

Committee Member

Gaskell, Dave

Committee Member

El Fasi, Lamia

Committee Member

Winger, Jeff A.

Committee Member

Crider, Ben P.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access


Nuclear Physics

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Physics and Astronomy


Measurements of inclusive electron scattering cross-section ratios from light nuclei over a wide range of the Björken �� (0.3 < �� < 1) up to �� 2 = 8.3 GeV2 were made as part of experiment E10-10-008, which was conducted in Hall C at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The measurements were performed using a beam energy of 10.602 GeV and an average beam current of 45 ��A. This dissertation provides a thorough description of the experiment as well as the extracted ratios of inclusive nuclear cross-sections with respect to the deuterium cross-sections (the EMC effect) for the targets 9 Be, 12 C, 10 B, and 11 B. The nuclear dependence of the inclusive inelastic electron scattering cross-section has been measured for the first time in 10 B and 11 B.

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