Project: Virtual compton scattering from the nucleon.
- project duration
- 01-MAY-96 – 31-DEC-99
- 'How are hadrons (nucleons and mesons) and nuclei being built up from quarks and gluons?'' has until now, not received a satisfying answer. An important contribution to this issue can be supplied by the experimental study of the virtual compton scattering process from the nucleon : the results yield the so-called generalized polarizabilities which can be directly interpreted in terms of the internal quark structure of the nucleon.