Helicity-dependent cross sections for the photoproduction of π0 pairs from nucleons

Dieterle, M. et al. (2020) Helicity-dependent cross sections for the photoproduction of π0 pairs from nucleons. Physical Review Letters, 125(6), 062001. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.062001)

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The double-polarization observable E and helicity-dependent cross sections σ 1 / 2 , σ 3 / 2 have been measured for the photoproduction of π 0 pairs off quasifree protons and neutrons at the Mainz MAMI accelerator with the Crystal Ball/TAPS setup. A circularly polarized photon beam was produced by bremsstrahlung from longitudinally polarized electrons and impinged on a longitudinally polarized deuterated butanol target. The reaction products were detected with an almost 4 π covering calorimeter. The results reveal for the first time the helicity- and isospin-dependent structure of the γ N → N π 0 π 0 reaction. They are compared to predictions from reaction models in view of nucleon resonance contributions and also to a refit of one model that predicted results for the proton and for the neutron target. The comparison of the prediction and the refit demonstrates the large impact of the new data.

Item Type:Articles
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: Dieterle, M., Witthauer, L., Fix, A., Abt, S., Achenbach, P., Adlarson, P., Afzal, F., Aguar Bartolome, P., Ahmed, Z., Annand, J. R. M., Arends, H. J., Bashkanov, M., Beck, R., Biroth, M., Borisov, N., Braghieri, A., Briscoe, W. J., Cividini, F., Collicott, C., Costanza, S., Denig, A., Dolzhikov, A. S., Downie, E. J., Drexler, P., 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., Keshelashvili, I., Kondratiev, R., Korolija, M., Krusche, B., Lazarev, A., Lisin, V., Livingston, K., Lutterer, S., MacGregor, I. J. D., Manley, D. M., Martel, P. P., Metag, V., Meyer, W., Middleton, D. G., Miskimen, R., Mornacchi, E., Mullen, C., Mushkarenkov, A., Neganov, A., Neiser, A., Oberle, M., Ostrick, M., Otte, P. B., Paudyal, D., Pedroni, P., Polonski, A., Powell, A., Prakhov, S. N., Reicherz, G., Ron, G., Rostomyan, T., Sarty, A., Sfienti, C., Sokhoyan, V., Spieker, K., Steffen, O., Strakovsky, I. I., Strub, T., Supek, I., Thiel, A., Thiel, M., Thomas, A., Unverzagt, M., Usov, Y. A., Wagner, S., Walford, N. K., Watts, D. P., Werthmüller, D., Wettig, J., Wolfes, M., 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:05 August 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 125(6): 062001
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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