Cross sections and asymmetries for quasi-elastic scattering of longitudinally polarized electrons on polarized 3He are calculated. The model used consists of impulse approximation plus closure approximation to sum over final states. At the quasi-elastic peak the asymmetry is found to be dominated by scattering from the neutron, and judicious choice of target polarization allows sensitivity to either the neutron's electric or magnetic form factor to be maximized. Away from the quasielastic peak, the protons contribute to the asymmetry. The proton's contribution is mainly owing to two partial wave channels, one mixed symmetry S state and one D state which have small total probability in the 3He wave function.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Physical Review C|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1984|