Polarization Components in π0 Photoproduction at Photon Energies up to 5.6 GeV

Luo, W. et al. (2012) Polarization Components in π0 Photoproduction at Photon Energies up to 5.6 GeV. Physical Review Letters, 108(22), p. 222004. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.222004)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.222004

Abstract

We present new data for the polarization observables of the final state proton in the H1(γ⃗ ,p⃗ )π0 reaction. These data can be used to test predictions based on hadron helicity conservation and perturbative QCD. These data have both small statistical and systematic uncertainties and were obtained with beam energies between 1.8 and 5.6 GeV and for π0 scattering angles larger than 75° in the center-of-mass frame. The data extend the polarization measurements database for neutral pion photoproduction up to Eγ=5.6  GeV. The results show a nonzero induced polarization above the resonance region. The polarization transfer components vary rapidly with the photon energy and π0scattering angle in the center-of-mass frame. This indicates that hadron helicity conservation does not hold and that the perturbative QCD limit is still not reached in the energy regime of this experiment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hamilton, Dr David
Authors: Luo, W., Brash, E. J., Gilman, R., Jones, M. K., Meziane, M., Pentchev, L., Perdrisat, C. F., Puckett, A. J. R., Punjabi, V., Wesselmann, F. R., Ahmidouch, A., Albayrak, I., Aniol, K. A., Arrington, J., Asaturyan, A., Ates, O., Baghdasaryan, H., Benmokhtar, F., Bertozzi, W., Bimbot, L., Bosted, P., Boeglin, W., Butuceanu, C., Carter, P., Chernenko, S., Christy, M. E., Commisso, M., Cornejo, J. C., Covrig, S., Danagoulian, S., Daniel, A., Davidenko, A., Day, D., Dhamija, S., Dutta, D., Ent, R., Frullani, S., Fenker, H., Frlez, E., Garibaldi, F., Gaskell, D., Gilad, S., Goncharenko, Y., Hafidi, K., Hamilton, D., Higinbotham, D. W., Hinton, W., Horn, T., Hu, B., Huang, J., Huber, G. M., Jensen, E., Kang, H., Keppel, C., Khandaker, M., King, P., Kirillov, D., Kohl, M., Kravtsov, V., Kumbartzki, G., Li, Y., Mamyan, V., Margaziotis, D. J., Markowitz, P., Marsh, A., Matulenko, Y., Maxwell, J., Mbianda, G., Meekins, D., Melnik, Y., Miller, J., Mkrtchyan, A., Mkrtchyan, H., Moffit, B., Moreno, O., Mulholland, J., Narayan, A., Nuruzzaman, , Nedev, S., Piasetzky, E., Pierce, W., Piskunov, N. M., Prok, Y., Ransome, R. D., Razin, D. S., Reimer, P. E., Reinhold, J., Rondon, O., Shabestari, M., Shahinyan, A., Shestermanov, K., Širca, S., Sitnik, I., Smykov, L., Smith, G., Solovyev, L., Solvignon, P., Strakovsky, I. I., Subedi, R., Suleiman, R., Tomasi-Gustafsson, E., Vasiliev, A., Veilleux, M., Wood, S., Ye, Z., Zanevsky, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Zheng, X., and Zhu, L.
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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