Physics faculty uncover new insights into structure of protons and neutrons
KSU professors Makis Petratos and Mina Katramatou have reached a significant milestone with the April 2022 publication, in the journal Physical Review Letters, of measurements of the interactions of highly energetic electrons with the deep internal structure of a pair of "mirror" nuclei. One of the mirror nuclei in question has one proton and two neutrons, while the other has two protons and one neutron (i.e., tritium and helium-3, respectively). The new measurements have unprecedented precision, and were carried out at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia, a laboratory of the US Department of Energy. Further details can be found in a press release from Jefferson Lab.
POSTED: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 7:40am
UPDATED: Friday, April 22, 2022 - 8:54am