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:Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Howdle, Mr David and Mancell, Mr Joe and Glazier, Dr Derek and McGeorge, Dr John and Robinson, Mr Jamie and Downie, Dr Evangeline and MacGregor, Professor I 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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