Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2015, volume 16, issue 2, pages 209-214.
Section: Engineering and Methods of Experiment.
Received: 20.04.2015; Accepted: 11.06.2015; Published online: 20.07.2015.
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Application of the equivalent radiator method for radiative corrections to the spectra of elastic electron scattering by nuclei

I. S. Timchenko, A. Yu. Buki*

National Science Center Kharkov Institute of Physics & Technology, Institute of High-Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics, Kharkov, Ukraine

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: For calculating the radiative tails in the spectra of inelastic electron scattering by nuclei, the approximation, namely, the equivalent radiator method (ERM), is used. However, the applicability of this method for evaluating the radiative tail from the elastic scattering peak has been little investigated, and therefore, it has become the subject of the present study for the case of light nuclei. As a result, spectral regions were found, where a significant discrepancy between the ERM calculation and the exact-formula calculation was observed. A link was established between this phenomenon and the diffraction minimum of the squared form-factor of the nuclear ground state. Varieties of calculations were carried out for different kinematics of electron scattering by nuclei. The analysis of the calculation results has shown the conditions, at which the equivalent radiator method can be applied for adequately evaluating the radiative tail of the elastic scattering peak.

Keywords: electron scattering, radiative corrections, elastic equivalent radiator method, diffraction minimum of form-factor.


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