Journal article

SHADOWING IN DEEP INELASTIC MUON SCATTERING FROM NUCLEAR TARGETS

M ARNEODO, A ARVIDSON, JJ AUBERT, B BADELEK, J BEAUFAYS, CP BEE, C BENCHOUK, G BERGHOFF, I BIRD, D BLUM, E BOHM, X DEBOUARD, FW BRASSE, H BRAUN, C BROLL, S BROWN, H BRUCK, A BRULL, H CALEN, JS CHIMA Show all

PHYSICS LETTERS B | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1988

Abstract

Results are presented on the ratio of the inelastic muon-nucleus cross section per nucleon for carbon and calcium relative to that for deuterium. The measurements were made in the kinematic range of low x (0.003-0.1) and low Q2 (0.3-3.2 GeV2) at an incident muon energy of 280 GeV. The calcium to deuterium ratio shows a significant x dependence which is interpreted as a shadowing effect. No strong Q2 dependence is observed. This suggests that the effect is due at least partially to parton interactions within the nucleus. © 1988.

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