Measurement of beam asymmetry for π−Δ++ photoproduction on the proton at Eγ = 8.5 GeV

Adhikari, S. et al. (2021) Measurement of beam asymmetry for π−Δ++ photoproduction on the proton at Eγ = 8.5 GeV. Physical Review C, 103(2), L022201. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.103.L022201)

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Abstract

We report a measurement of the π − photoproduction beam asymmetry for the reaction → γ p → π − Δ + + using data from the GlueX experiment in the photon beam energy range 8.2–8.8 GeV. The asymmetry Σ is measured as a function of four-momentum transfer t to the Δ + + and compared to phenomenological models. We find that Σ varies as a function of t : negative at smaller values and positive at higher values of | t | . The reaction can be described theoretically by t -channel particle exchange requiring pseudoscalar, vector, and tensor intermediaries. In particular, this reaction requires charge exchange, allowing us to probe pion exchange and the significance of higher-order corrections to one-pion exchange at low momentum transfer. Constraining production mechanisms of conventional mesons may aid in the search for and study of unconventional mesons. This is the first measurement of the process at this energy.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thiel, Dr Annika and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Ireland, Professor David and Pauli, Dr Peter and Fitches, Jamie
Authors: Adhikari, S., Akondi, C. S., Ali, A., Amaryan, M., Asaturyan, A., Austregesilo, A., Baldwin, Z., Barbosa, F., Barlow, J., Barriga, E., Barsotti, R., Beattie, T. D., Berdnikov, V. V., Black, T., Boeglin, W., Briscoe, W. J., Britton, T., Brooks, W. K., Cannon, B. E., Chudakov, E., Cole, S., Cortes, O., Crede, V., Dalton, M. M., Daniels, T., Deur, A., Dobbs, S., Dolgolenko, A., Dotel, R., Dugger, M., Dzhygadlo, R., Egiyan, H., Erbora, T., Ernst, A., Eugenio, P., Fanelli, C., Fegan, S., Fitches, J., Foda, A. M., Furletov, S., Gan, L., Gao, H., Gasparian, A., Gleason, C., Goetzen, K., Goryachev, V. S., Guo, L., Hakobyan, H., Hamdi, A., Huber, G. M., Hurley, A., Ireland, D. G., Ito, M. M., Jaegle, I., Jarvis, N. S., Jones, R. T., Kakoyan, V., Kalicy, G., Kamel, M., Khachatryan, V., Khatchatryan, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kuleshov, S., LaDuke, A., Larin, I., Lawrence, D., Lersch, D. I., Li, H., Li, W. B., Liu, B., Livingston, K., Lolos, G. J., Luckas, K., Lyubovitskij, V., Mack, D., Marukyan, H., Matveev, V., McCaughan, M., McCracken, M., McGinley, W., Meyer, C. A., Miskimen, R., Mitchell, R. E., Mizutani, K., Neelamana, V., Nerling, F., Ng, L., Ostrovidov, A. I., Papandreou, Z., Paudel, C., Pauli, P., Pedroni, R., Pentchev, L., Peters, K. J., Phelps, W., Pooser, E., Reinhold, J., Ritchie, B. G., Ritman, J., Rodriguez, G., Romanov, D., Romero, C., Salgado, C., Schadmand, S., Schertz, A. M., Schick, A., Schumacher, R. A., Schwiening, J., Shen, X., Shepherd, M. R., Smith, A., Smith, E. S., Sober, D. I., Somov, A., Somov, S., Soto, O., Stevens, J. R., Strakovsky, I. I., Sumner, B., Suresh, K., Tarasov, V. V., Taylor, S., Teymurazyan, A., Thiel, A., Vasileiadis, G., Whitlatch, T., Wickramaarachchi, N., Williams, M., Yang, Y., Zarling, J., Zhang, Z., Zhao, Z., Zhou, J., Zhou, Q., Zhou, X., and Zihlmann, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review C
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2469-9985
ISSN (Online):2469-9993
Published Online:22 February 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review C 103(2): L022201
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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