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Form Factor (Nuclear)

  1. Mar 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I've been given a question using a spherically symmetric form of the form factor, but before I ask a specific question, I would like to get some more general advice and then try it on my own.
    In my notes from lectures, the form factor is defined as:

    F(q[tex]^{2}[/tex]) = 4[tex]\pi[/tex] [tex]\int[/tex]f(r) sin(|q|r/[tex]\hbar[/tex]) / (|q| r [tex]\hbar[/tex]) dr

    But the question I've been given asks to find F(q). Is there some way to relate F(q) to F(q^2)?

    Also, in the solution to this problem, my lecturer uses the following equation:

    F(q) = 4(pi)/q [tex]\int[/tex][tex]\rho[/tex]r sin (qr) dr

    What happened to the hbar and the r in the denominator?

    Is there a website where I can learn about this in more detail, or even a textbook? I have been using Introductory Nuclear Physics by Krane and it doesn't seem to have much on it.
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