Intermediate resonance excitation in the γp→pπ0π0 reaction

Ahrens, J. et al. (2005) Intermediate resonance excitation in the γp→pπ0π0 reaction. Physics Letters B, 624(3-4), pp. 173-180. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2005.08.034)

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Abstract

The helicity dependence of the total cross section for the γp→pπ0π0 reaction has been measured for the first time at incident photon energies from 400 to 800 MeV. The measurement, performed at the tagged photon beam facility of the MAMI accelerator in Mainz, used the large acceptance detector DAPHNE and a longitudinally polarized frozen-spin target. This channel is found to be excited predominantly when the photon and proton have a parallel spin orientation, most likely due to the intermediate production of the D13(1520) resonance. However, the contribution of the antiparallel spin configuration, arising from other reaction mechanisms, is also not negligible. This result gives important new information to resolve the existing model discrepancies in the identification of the nucleon resonances contributing to this channel.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Annand, Dr John and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Ahrens, J., Altieri, S., Annand, J.R.M., Anton, G., Arends, H.J., Aulenbacher, K., Beck, R., Bradtke, C., Braghieri, A., Degrande, N., dHose, N., Dutz, H., Goertz, S., Grabmayr, P., Hansen, K., Harmsen, J., von Harrach, D., Hasegawa, S., Hasegawa, T., Heid, E., Helbing, K., Holvoet, H., Van Hoorebeke, L., Horikawa, N., Iwata, T., Jahn, O., Jennewein, P., Kageya, T., Kiel, B., Klein, F., Kondratiev, R., Kossert, K., Krimmer, J., Lang, M., Lannoy, B., Leukel, R., Lisin, V., Matsuda, T., McGeorge, J.C., Meier, A., Menze, D., Meyer, W., Michel, T., Naumann, J., Panzeri, A., Pedroni, P., Pinelli, T., Preobrajenski, I., Radtke, E., Reichert, E., Reicherz, G., Rohlof, C., Rosner, G., Rostomyan, T., Ryckbosch, D., Sauer, M., Schoch, B., Schumacher, M., Seitz, B., Speckner, T., Takabayashi, N., Tamas, G., Thomas, A., van de Vyver, R., Wakai, A., Weihofen, W., Wissmann, F., Zapadtka, F., and Zeitler, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445
Published Online:22 August 2005

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