Quasifree photoproduction of η mesons off protons and neutrons

Werthmüller, D. et al. (2014) Quasifree photoproduction of η mesons off protons and neutrons. Physical Review C, 90(1), 015205. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.90.015205)

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Differential and total cross sections for the quasifree reactions γp→ηp and γn→ηn have been determined at the MAMI-C electron accelerator by using a liquid deuterium target. Photons were produced via bremsstrahlung from the 1.5 GeV incident electron beam and energy tagged with the Glasgow photon tagger. Decay photons of the neutral decay modes η→2γ and η→3π0→6γ and coincident recoil nucleons were detected in a combined setup of the Crystal Ball and the TAPS calorimeters. The η-production cross sections were measured in coincidence with recoil protons, recoil neutrons, and in an inclusive mode without a condition on recoil nucleons, which allowed a check of the internal consistency of the data. The effects from nuclear Fermi motion were removed by a kinematic reconstruction of the final-state invariant mass and possible nuclear effects on the quasifree cross section were investigated by a comparison of free and quasifree-proton data. The results, which represent a significant improvement in statistical quality compared to previous measurements, agree with the known neutron-to-proton cross-section ratio in the peak of the S11(1535) resonance and confirm a peak in the neutron cross section, which is absent for the proton, at a center-of-mass energy W=(1670±5) MeV with an intrinsic width of Γ≈30 MeV.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Glazier, Dr Derek and McGeorge, Dr John and Robinson, Mr Jamie and Downie, Dr Evangeline and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Howdle, Mr David and Mancell, Mr Joe and Annand, Dr John and Hamilton, Dr David
Authors: Werthmüller, D., Witthauer, L., Keshelashvili, I., Aguar-Bartolomé, P., Ahrens, J., Annand, J. R. M., Arends, H. J., Bantawa, K., Beck, R., Bekrenev, V., Braghieri, A., Branford, D., Briscoe, W. J., Brudvik, J., Cherepnya, S., Costanza, S., Demissie, B., Dieterle, M., Downie, E. J., Drexler, P., Fil'kov, L. V., Fix, A., Glazier, D. I., Hamilton, D., Heid, E., Hornidge, D., Howdle, D., Huber, G. M., Jaegle, I., Jahn, O., Jude, T. C., Käser, A., Kashevarov, V. L., Kondratiev, R., Korolija, M., Kruglov, S. P., Krusche, B., Kulbardis, A., Lisin, V., Livingston, K., MacGregor, I. J. D., Maghrbi, Y., Mancell, J., Manley, D. M., Marinides, Z., Martinez, M., McGeorge, J. C., McNicoll, E. F., Metag, V., Middleton, D. G., Mushkarenkov, A., Nefkens, B. M. K., Nikolaev, A., Novotny, R., Oberle, M., Ostrick, M., Otte, P. B., Oussena, B., Pedroni, P., Pheron, F., Polonski, A., Prakhov, S. N., Robinson, J., Rosner, G., Rostomyan, T., Schumann, S., Sikora, M. H., Sober, D., Starostin, A., Supek, I., Thiel, M., Thomas, A., Unverzagt, M., and Watts, D. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review C
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1089-490X

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