Photoproduction of the f_{2}(1270) meson using the CLAS detector

Carver, M. et al. (2021) Photoproduction of the f_{2}(1270) meson using the CLAS detector. Physical Review Letters, 126(8), 082002. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.082002)

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Abstract

The quark structure of the f_{2}(1270) meson has, for many years, been assumed to be a pure quark-antiquark (qq[over ¯]) resonance with quantum numbers J^{PC}=2^{++}. Recently, it was proposed that the f_{2}(1270) is a molecular state made from the attractive interaction of two ρ mesons. Such a state would be expected to decay strongly to final states with charged pions due to the dominant decay ρ→π^{+}π^{-}, whereas decay to two neutral pions would likely be suppressed. Here, we measure for the first time the reaction γp→π^{0}π^{0}p, using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer detector at Jefferson Lab for incident beam energies between 3.6 and 5.4 GeV. Differential cross sections, dσ/dt, for f_{2}(1270) photoproduction are extracted with good precision due to low backgrounds and are compared to theoretical calculations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sokhan, Dr Daria and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Tyson, Mr Richard and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Clark, Dr Laura and Protopopescu, Dr Dan and Ireland, Professor David and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Carver, M., Celentano, A., Hicks, K., Marsicano, L., Mathieu, V., Pilloni, A., Adhikari, K. P., Adhikari, S., Amaryan, M.J., Angelini, G., Atac, H., Baltzell, N. A., Barion, L., Battaglieri, M., Bedlinskiy, I., Benmokhtar, F., Bianconi, A., Biselli, A. S., Bondi, M., Bossù, F., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Brooks, W. K., Bulumulla, D., Burkert, V.D., Carman, D. S., Carvajal, J. C., Chatagnon, P., Chetry, T., Ciullo, G., Clark, L., Clary, B. A., Cole, P. L., Contalbrigo, M., Crede, V., D'Angelo, A., Dashyan, N., De Vita, R., Defurne, M., Deur, A., Diehl, S., Djalali, C., Dugger, M., Dupre, R., Egiyan, H., Ehrhart, M., El Alaoui, A., El Fassi, L., Eugenio, P., Fedotov, G., Fegan, S., Filippi, A., Gavalian, G., Gevorgyan, N., Gilfoyle, G. P., Girod, F. X., Gothe, R. W., Griffioen, K. A., Hafidi, K., Hakobyan, H., Hattawy, M., Hayward, T. B., Heddle, D., Holtrop, M., Huang, Q., Hyde, C. E., Ilieva, Y., Ireland, D. G., Isupov, E. L., Jenkins, D., Jo, H. S., Joo, K., Joosten, S., Keller, D., Khanal, A., Khandaker, M., Kim, A., Kim, C. W., Klein, F. J., Kripko, A., Kubarovsky, V., Lanza, L., Leali, M., Lenisa, P., Livingston, K., MacGregor, I. J. D., Marchand, D., Mascagna, V., McCracken, M. E., McKinnon, B., Meziani, Z. E., Mokeev, V., Movsisyan, A., Munevar, E., Camacho, C. M., Nadel-Turonski, P., Neupane, K., Niccolai, S., Niculescu, G., Osipenko, M., Ostrovidov, A. I., Paolone, M., Pappalardo, L. L., Paremuzyan, R., Pasyuk, E., Phelps, W., Pogorelko, O., Prok, Y., Protopopescu, D., Ripani, M., Ritchie, B. G., Ritman, J., Rizzo, A., Rosner, G., Rowley, J., Sabatié, F., Salgado, C., Schmidt, A., Schumacher, R. A., Sharabian, Y. G., Shrestha, U., Sokhan, D., Soto, O., Sparveris, N., Stepanyan, S., Strakovsky, I. I., Strauch, S., Tyler, N., Tyson, R., Ungaro, M., Venturelli, L., Voskanyan, H., Voutier, E., Watts, D. P., Wei, K., Wei, X., Yale, B., Zachariou, N., Zhang, J., and Zhao, Z. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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