Determination of the Charged Pion Form Factor at Q**2 = 1.60 and 2.45-(GeV/c)**2

The Jefferson Lab F(pi)-2 collaboration Horn, T. ; Aniol, K. ; Arrington, J. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 97 (2006) 192001, 2006.
Inspire Record 721062 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31560

The H(e,e'pi+)n cross section was measured at four-momentum transfers of Q2=1.60 and 2.45 GeV2 at an invariant mass of the photon nucleon system of W=2.22 GeV. The charged pion form factor (F_pi) was extracted from the data by comparing the separated longitudinal pion electroproduction cross section to a Regge model prediction in which F_pi is a free parameter. The results indicate that the pion form factor deviates from the charge-radius constrained monopole form at these values of Q2 by one sigma, but is still far from its perturbative Quantum Chromo-Dynamics prediction.

3 data tables

Separated cross sections at mean Q**2 of 1.60 GeV**2.

Separated cross sections at mean Q**2 of 2.45 GeV**2.

Extracted values of the charged pion form-factor. Errors are the statistical and experimental systematics combined in quadrature.