Photoproduction of ηπ pairs off nucleons and deuterons

Käser, A. et al. (2016) Photoproduction of ηπ pairs off nucleons and deuterons. European Physical Journal A, 52(9), 272. (doi: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16272-1)

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Quasi-free photoproduction of πηπη -pairs has been investigated from threshold up to incident photon energies of 1.4 GeV, respectively up to photon-nucleon invariant masses up to 1.9 GeV. Total cross sections, angular distributions, invariant-mass distributions of the πηπη and meson-nucleon pairs, and beam-helicity asymmetries have been measured for the reactions γp→pπ0ηγp→pπ0η , γn→nπ0ηγn→nπ0η , γp→nπ+ηγp→nπ+η , and γn→pπ−ηγn→pπ−η from nucleons bound inside the deuteron. For the γpγp initial-state data for free protons have also been analyzed. Finally, the total cross sections for quasi-free production of π0ηπ0η pairs from nucleons bound in 3 He nuclei have been investigated in view of final state interaction (FSI) effects. The experiments were performed at the tagged photon beam facility of the Mainz MAMI accelerator using an almost 4 ππ covering electromagnetic calorimeter composed of the Crystal Ball and TAPS detectors. The shapes of all differential cross section data and the asymmetries are very similar for protons and neutrons and agree with the conjecture that the reactions are dominated by the sequential Δ⋆3/2−→ηΔ(1232)→πηNΔ⋆3/2−→ηΔ(1232)→πηN decay chain, mainly with Δ(1700)3/2−Δ(1700)3/2− and Δ(1940)3/2−Δ(1940)3/2− . The ratios of the magnitude of the total cross sections also agree with this assumption. However, the absolute magnitudes of the cross sections are reduced by FSI effects with respect to free

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Middleton, Dr Duncan and Glazier, Dr Derek and McGeorge, Dr John and Robinson, Mr Jamie and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Howdle, Mr David and Annand, Dr John and Hamilton, Dr David
Authors: Käser, A., Müller, F., Ahrens, J., Annand, J. R. M., Arends, H. J., Bantawa, K., Bartolome, P. A., Beck, R., Braghieri, A., Briscoe, W. J., Cherepnya, S., Costanza, S., Dieterle, M., Downie, E. J., Drexler, P., Fil’kov, L. V., Fix, A., Garni, S., Glazier, D. I., Hamilton, D., Hornidge, D., Howdle, D., Huber, G. M., Jaegle, I., Jude, T. C., Kashevarov, V. L., Keshelashvili, I., Kondratiev, R., Korolija, M., Krusche, B., Lisin, V., Livingston, K., MacGregor, I. J.D., Maghrbi, Y., Mancell, J., Manley, D. M., Marinides, Z., McGeorge, J.C., McNicoll, E., Mekterovic, D., Metag, V., Micanovic, S., Middleton, D. G., Mushkarenkov, A., Nikolaev, A., Novotny, R., Oberle, M., Ostrick, M., Otte, P., Oussena, B., Pedroni, P., Pheron, F., Polonski, A., Prakhov, S., Robinson, J., Rostomyan, T., Schumann, S., Sikora, M. H., Sober, D., Starostin, A., Strub, T., Supek, I., Thiel, M., Thomas, A., Unverzagt, M., Walford, N. K., Watts, D. P., Werthmüller, D., and Witthauer, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Nuclear Physcis
Journal Name:European Physical Journal A
ISSN (Online):1434-601X
Published Online:09 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Società Italiana di Fisica / Springer-Verlag
First Published:First published in European Physical Journal A 52(9):272
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
570711Nuclear Physics GroupDavid IrelandScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J000175/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
507271Illuminating strongly interacting matterI MacgregorScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/G008604/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY