Bonn 2020 – wissenschaftliches Programm
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HK 42.1: Gruppenbericht
Donnerstag, 2. April 2020, 14:00–14:30, J-HS A
Measurement of the proton radius with hydrogen TPC at MAMI — •Vahe Sokhoyan — Universität Mainz, Institut für Kernphysik
The so-called "proton radius puzzle" originated due to significant discrepancies between some of the results for the proton charge radius measured in experiments with electronic or muonic hydrogen and in electron-proton scattering experiments. Very recently, the PRad Collaboration published new results favoring smaller proton radius compared to many of the previous electron-proton scattering measurements. Further scattering experiments utilizing new concepts for detection of particles in the final state are underway.
We are planning to perform a new measurement of the electron-proton scattering cross section at low momentum transfer (0.001 GeV2 ≤ Q2 ≤ 0.04 GeV2) at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI). The project is conducted in collaboration between University of Mainz, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, and collaborators from other contributing institutions. The experimental setup consisting of a Hydrogen Time Projection Chamber, Forward Tracker, and beam monitoring system will allow us to measure the energy and the angle of the recoil proton in combination with the angle of the scattered electron, and to determine the electron flux with high accuracy. The performance of this experiment will open avenue for further studies of this kind using deuterium and helium targets in combination with electron or photon beams. In this talk, the current status of this project and the future plans will be presented.