Parity-Violating Electron Scattering from 4He and the Strange Electric Form Factor of the Nucleon

K. A. Aniol, California State University - Los Angeles
Edgar E. Kooijman, Kent State University
HAPPEX Collaboration


We have measured the parity-violating electroweak asymmetry in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons from 4He at an average scattering angle ⟨θlab⟩=5.7° and a four-momentum transfer Q2=0.091 GeV2. From these data, for the first time, the strange electric form factor of the nucleon GEs can be isolated. The measured asymmetry of APV=(6.72±0.84(stat)±0.21(syst))×10-6 yields a value of GEs=-0.038±0.042(stat)±0.010(syst), consistent with zero.