Measurement of the proton structure function F2 and σγ*ρtot at low Q2 and very low x at HERA
- A small electromagnetic sampling calorimeter, installed in the ZEUS experiment in 1995, significantly enhanced the acceptance for very low x and low Q2 inelastic neutral current scattering, e+p → e+X, at HERA. A measurement of the proton structure function F2 and the total virtual photon-proton (γ*p) cross-section is presented for 0.11 ≤ Q2 ≤ 0.65 GeV2 and 2 × 10-6 ≤ x ≤ 6 × 10-5, corresponding to a range in the γ*p c.m. energy of 100 ≤ W ≤ 230 GeV. Comparisons with various models are also presented. © 1997 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
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- Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
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