Signatures of the d*(2380) Hexaquark in d(γ,pn→)

Bashkanov, M. et al. (2020) Signatures of the d*(2380) Hexaquark in d(γ,pn→). Physical Review Letters, 124(13), 132001. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.132001)

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We report a measurement of the spin polarization of the recoiling neutron in deuterium photodisintegration, utilizing a new large acceptance polarimeter within the Crystal Ball at MAMI. The measured photon energy range of 300–700 MeV provides the first measurement of recoil neutron polarization at photon energies where the quark substructure of the deuteron plays a role, thereby providing important new constraints on photodisintegration mechanisms. A very high neutron polarization in a narrow structure centered around E γ ∼ 570     MeV is observed, which is inconsistent with current theoretical predictions employing nucleon resonance degrees of freedom. A Legendre polynomial decomposition suggests this behavior could be related to the excitation of the d ∗ ( 2380 ) hexaquark.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Powell, Abby-Rhian and MULLEN, CHRISTOPHER and Glazier, Dr Derek and Werthmueller, Dr Dominik and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Gardner, Mr Simon and Annand, Dr John
Authors: Bashkanov, M., Watts, D. P., Kay, S. J. D., Abt, S., Achenbach, P., Adlarson, P., Afzal, F., Ahmed, Z., Akondi, C. S., Annand, J. R. M., Arends, H. J., Beck, R., Biroth, M., Borisov, N., Braghieri, A., Briscoe, W. J., Cividini, F., Collicott, C., Costanza, S., Denig, A., Downie, E. J., Drexler, P., Fegan, S., Fix, A., 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., Korolija, M., Krusche, B., Lazarev, A., Livingston, K., Lutterer, S., MacGregor, I. J. D., Manley, D. M., Martel, P. P., Miskimen, R., Mornacchi, E., Mullen, C., Neganov, A., Neiser, A., Ostrick, M., Otte, P. B., Paudyal, D., Pedroni, P., Powell, A., Prakhov, S. N., Ron, G., Sarty, A., Sfienti, C., Sokhoyan, V., Spieker, K., Steffen, O., Strakovsky, I. I., Strub, T., Supek, I., Thiel, A., Thiel, M., Thomas, A., Usov, Y. A., Wagner, S., Walford, N. K., Werthmüller, D., Wettig, J., Wolfes, M., Zachariou, N., and Zana, L. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:31 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 124(13): 132001
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