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Type: Thesis
Title: Nucleon structure functions, their medium modification and the polarized EMC effect.
Author: Cloet, Ian Christopher
Issue Date: 2006
School/Discipline: School of Chemistry and Physics, Discipline of Physics
Abstract: The central theme of this thesis is an investigation of the in-medium modifications to nucleon structure. The study focuses on the medium modifications to the three twist-two quark lightcone momentum distributions and associated structure functions. To achieve this, the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model was utilized, with the proper-time regularization scheme, in which confinement is simulated by eliminating unphysical thresholds for nucleon decay into quarks. The EMC effect was readily reproduced. However the main focus of this study was on a new ratio, referred to as the polarized EMC effect.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Chemistry and Physics, 2006
Keywords: particles (nuclear physics); neutrons
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