Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



Major Professor

Nadia Fomin

Committee Members

Sean Lindsay, Miguel Madurga-Flores


Experiment E89-008 was performed using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in 1996. It measured inclusive electron scattering for D [deuterium], ¹²C [carbon 12], ⁵⁶Fe [iron 56], and ¹⁹⁷Au [gold 197]. Of those, the ¹²C, ⁵⁶Fe, and ¹⁹⁷Au data was analyzed in terms of F(y), which is a tool that was used to understand the momentum distribution of nucleons in the nucleus. However, the processing on this data was incomplete, and Coulomb corrections were never applied. These corrections are essential in finalizing and completing the processing of the E89-008 data. To apply these corrections, a suite of code that simulates cross sections using the XEM model was restored from a specific experimental version to fit the conditions imposed by the E89-008 data. Using this simulation, Coulomb corrections were finally applied to the E89-008 data.

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