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On the proton radius problem

Giannini, M. M.; Santopinto, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2013
The recent values of the proton charge radius obtained by means of muonic-hydrogen laser spectroscopy are about $4\%$ different from the electron scattering data. It has been suggested that the proton radius is actually measured in different frames and that, starting from a non relativistic quark model calculation, the Lorentz transformation of the form factors accounts properly for the discepancy. We shall show that the relation between the charge radii measured in different frames can be determined on very general grounds by taking into account the Lorentz transformation of the charge density. In this way, the discrepancy between muonic-hydrogen laser spectros...
arXiv: Physics::Atomic Physics
free text keywords: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Nuclear Theory
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