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Volume 310 - XVII International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure (Hadron2017) - Session 6: QCD and hadron structure
Investigation of the proton structure at PANDA-FAIR
A. Dbeyssi,* I. Zimmermann, D. Khaneft on behalf of the PANDA Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2018 February 16
Published on: 2018 March 20
An important goal of the future $\overline{\rm P}$ANDA Experiment at FAIR (Darmstadt, Germany) is the investigation of the proton structure. Electromagnetic proton form factors parameterize the electric and magnetic structure of protons. They can be experimentally accessed in the time-like region through the annihilation processes $\bar p p \to \ell^+ \ell^- ~(\ell=e,\mu)$, assuming that the interaction takes place through the exchange of one virtual photon. The expected statistical precision for the measurement of proton form factors with $\overline{\rm P}$ANDA for the process $\bar p p \to \ell^+ \ell^- ~(\ell=e,\mu)$ was investigated in the framework of the PANDARoot software for detector simulation and event reconstruction. The signal identification and the suppression of the main background process ($\bar p p \to \pi^+ \pi^-$) is studied. Different methods have been used to generate and analyse the processes of interest. The results show that time-like electromagnetic proton form factors can be measured at $\overline{\rm P}$ANDA with high statistical accuracy over a large kinematical region.
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