Deep exclusive π+ electroproduction off the proton at CLAS

Park, K. et al. (2013) Deep exclusive π+ electroproduction off the proton at CLAS. European Physical Journal A, 49(1), p. 16. (doi:10.1140/epja/i2013-13016-9)

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Abstract

The exclusive electroproduction of π + above the resonance region was studied using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Laboratory by scattering a 6GeV continuous electron beam off a hydrogen target. The large acceptance and good resolution of CLAS, together with the high luminosity, allowed us to measure the cross section for the γ * p → nπ + process in 140 (Q 2, x B , t) bins: 0.16 < x B < 0.58, 1.6 GeV2 < Q 2 < 4.5 GeV2 and 0.1 GeV2 < −t < 5.3 GeV2. For most bins, the statistical accuracy is on the order of a few percent. Differential cross sections are compared to four theoretical models, based either on hadronic or on partonic degrees of freedom. The four models can describe the gross features of the data reasonably well, but differ strongly in their ingredients. In particular, the model based on Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) contain the interesting potential to experimentally access transversity GPDs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sokhan, Dr Daria and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Ireland, Professor David and MacGregor, Professor I and Protopopescu, Dr Dan
Authors: Park, K., Guidal, M., Gothe, R. W., Laget, J. M., Garçon, M., Adhikari, K. P., Aghasyan, M., Amaryan, M. J., Anghinolfi, M., Avakian, H., Baghdasaryan, H., Ball, J., Baltzell, N. A., Battaglieri, M., Bedlinsky, I., Bennett, R. P., Biselli, A. S., Bookwalter, C., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Brooks, W. K., Burkert, V. D., Carman, D. S., Celentano, A., Chandavar, S., Charles, G., Contalbrigo, M., Crede, V., D’Angelo, A., Daniel, A., Dashyan, N., Vita, R., Sanctis, E., Deur, A., Djalali, C., Dodge, G. E., Doughty, D., Dupre, R., Egiyan, H., Alaoui, A., Fassi, L., Eugenio, P., Fedotov, G., Fegan, S., Fleming, J. A., Forest, T. A., Fradi, A., Gevorgyan, N., Gilfoyle, G. P., Giovanetti, K. L., Girod, F. X., Gohn, W., Golovatch, E., Graham, L., Griffioen, K. A., Guegan, B., Guo, L., Hafidi, K., Hakobyan, H., Hanretty, C., Heddle, D., Hicks, K., Ho, D., Holtrop, M., Ilieva, Y., Ireland, D.G., Ishkhanov, B. S., Jenkins, D., Jo, H. S., Keller, D., Khandaker, M., Khetarpal, P., Kim, A., Kim, W., Klein, F. J., Koirala, S., Kubarovsky, A., Kubarovsky, V., Kuhn, S. E., Kuleshov, S. V., Livingston, K., Lu, H. Y., MacGregor, I.J.D., Mao, Y., Markov, N., Martinez, D., Mayer, M., McKinnon, B., Meyer, C. A., Mineeva, T., Mirazita, M., Mokeev, V., Moutarde, H., Munevar, E., Munoz Camacho, C., Nadel-Turonski, P., Nepali, C. S., Niccolai, S., Niculescu, G., Niculescu, I., Osipenko, M., Ostrovidov, A. I., Pappalardo, L. L., Paremuzyan, R., Park, S., Pasyuk, E., Anefalos Pereira, S., Phelps, E., Pisano, S., Pogorelko, O., Pozdniakov, S., Price, J. W., Procureur, S., Protopopescu, D., Puckett, A. J. R., Raue, B. A., Ricco, G., Rimal, D., Ripani, M., Rosner, G., Rossi, P., Sabatié, F., Saini, M. S., Salgado, C., Schott, D., Schumacher, R. A., Seder, E., Seraydaryan, H., Sharabian, Y. G., Smith, E. S., Smith, G., Sober, D.L., Sokhan, D., Stepanyan, S. S., Stoler, P., Strakovsky, I. I., Strauch, S., Taiuti, M., Tang, W., Taylor, C. E., Tian, Y., Tkachenko, S., Trivedi, A., Ungaro, M., Vernarsky, B., Voskanyan, H., Voutier, E., Walford, N. K., Watts, D. P., Weinstein, L. B., Weygand, D. P., Wood, M. H., Zachariou, N., Zhang, J., Zhao, Z. W., and Zonta, I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal A
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6001
ISSN (Online):1434-601X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Physical Journal A 49(1):16
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
507271Illuminating strongly interacting matterI MacgregorScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/G008604/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
570711Nuclear Physics GroupDavid IrelandScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J000175/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY