Incoherent neutral pion photoproduction on C-12

Tarbert, C.M. et al. (2008) Incoherent neutral pion photoproduction on C-12. Physical Review Letters, 100(13), (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.132301)

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Abstract

We present the first detailed measurement of incoherent photoproduction of neutral pions to a discrete state of a residual nucleus. The C12(γ,π0)C4.4MeV*12 reaction has been studied with the Glasgow photon tagger at MAMI employing a new technique which uses the large solid angle Crystal Ball detector both as a π0 spectrometer and to detect decay photons from the excited residual nucleus. The technique has potential applications to a broad range of future nuclear measurements with the Crystal Ball and similar detector systems elsewhere. Such data are sensitive to the propagation of the Δ in the nuclear medium and will give the first information on matter transition form factors from measurements with an electromagnetic probe. The incoherent cross sections are compared to two theoretical predictions including a Δ-hole model.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGeorge, Dr John and Owens, Professor Robert and Downie, Dr Evangeline and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and MacGregor, Professor I and Annand, Dr John and Watts, Dr Daniel and Glazier, Dr Derek and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Tarbert, C.M., Watts, D.P., Aguar, P., Ahrens, J., Annand, J.R.M., Arends, H.J., Beck, R., Bekrenev, V., Boillat, B., Braghieri, A., Branford, D., Briscoe, W.J., Brudvik, J., Cherepnya, S., Codling, R., Downie, E.J., Fohl, K., Glazier, D.I., Grabmayr, P., Gregor, R., Heid, E., Hornidge, D., Jahn, O., Kashevarov, V.L., Knezevic, A., Kondratiev, R., Korolija, M., Kotulla, M., Krambrich, D., Krusche, B., Lang, M., Lisin, V., Livingston, K., Lugert, S., MacGregor, I.J.D., Manley, D.M., Martinez, M., McGeorge, J.C., Mekterovic, D., Metag, V., Nefkens, B.M.K., Nikolaev, A., Novotny, R., Owens, R.O., Pedroni, P., Polonski, A., Prakhov, S.N., Price, J.W., Rosner, G., Rost, M., Rostomyan, T., Schadmand, S., Schumann, S., Sober, D., Starostin, A., Supek, I., Thomas, A., Unverzagt, M., Walcher, T., and Zehr, F.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Journal Abbr.:Phys.Rev.Lett
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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