Cross section for γn → π0n measured at the Mainz A2 experiment

Briscoe, W. J. et al. (2019) Cross section for γn → π0n measured at the Mainz A2 experiment. Physical Review C, 100(6), 065205. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.065205)

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Abstract

The γ n → π 0 n differential cross section evaluated for 27 energy bins span the photon-energy range 290–813 MeV ( W = 1.195 –1.553 GeV) and the pion c.m. polar production angles, ranging from 18 ∘ to 162 ∘ , making use of model-dependent nuclear corrections to extract π 0 production data on the neutron from measurements on the deuteron target. Additionally, the total photoabsorption cross section was measured. The tagged photon beam produced by the 883 MeV electron beam of the Mainz Microtron MAMI was used for the π 0 -meson production. Our accumulation of 3.6 × 10 6 γ n → π 0 n events allowed a detailed study of the reaction dynamics. Our data are in reasonable agreement with previous A2 measurements and extend them to lower energies. The data are compared with predictions of previous said, maid, and BnGa partial-wave analyses and to the latest said fit MA19 that included our data. Selected photon-decay amplitudes N ∗ → γ n at the resonance poles are determined for the first time.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Powell, Abby-Rhian and McGeorge, Dr John and Gardner, Mr Simon and MULLEN, CHRISTOPHER and Middleton, Mr Duncan and Werthmueller, Dr Dominik and Macrae, Mr Roddy and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Thiel, Dr Annika and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Annand, Dr John and Fegan, Mr Stuart and Glazier, Dr Derek
Authors: Briscoe, W. J., Hadžimehmedović, M., Kudryavtsev, A. E., Kulikov, V. V., Martemianov, M. A., Strakovsky, I. I., Švarc, A., Tarasov, V. E., Workman, R. L., Abt, S., Achenbach, P., Akondi, C. S., Afzal, F., Aguar-Bartolomé, P., Ahmed, Z., Annand, J. R. M., Arends, H. J., Bantawa, K., Bashkanov, M., Beck, R., Biroth, M., Borisov, N., Braghieri, A., Bulychjov, S. A., Cividini, F., Collicott, C., Costanza, S., Denig, A., Downie, E. J., Drexler, P., Fegan, S., Ferretti Bondy, M. I., Gardner, S., Ghosal, D., Glazier, D. I., Gorodnov, I., Gradl, W., Günther, M., Gurevich, D., Heijkenskjöld, L., Hornidge, D., Huber, G. M., Käser, A., Kashevarov, V. L., Kay, S., Korolija, M., Krusche, B., Lazarev, A., Livingston, K., Lutterer, S., MacGregor, I. J. D., Macrae, R., Manley, D. M., Martel, P. P., McGeorge, J. C., Middleton, D. G., Miskimen, R., Mornacchi, E., Mushkarenkov, A., Mullen, C., Neganov, A., Neiser, A., Ostrick, M., Otte, P. B., Osmanović, H., Omerović, R., Oussena, B., Paudyal, D., Pedroni, P., Powell, A., Prakhov, S. N., Ron, G., Rostomyan, T., Sarty, A., Sfienti, C., Sokhoyan, V., Spieker, K., Stahov, J., Steffen, O., Supek, I., Thiel, A., Thiel, M., Thomas, A., Tiator, L., Unverzagt, M., Usov, Y. A., Walford, N. K., Watts, D. P., Wagner, S., Werthmüller, D., Wettig, J., Wolfes, M., and Zachariou, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review C
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0556-2813
ISSN (Online):1089-490X
Published Online:11 December 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review C 100(6): 065205
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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