Quasi-free photoproduction of η-mesons off 3He nuclei

Witthauer, L. et al. (2013) Quasi-free photoproduction of η-mesons off 3He nuclei. European Physical Journal A, 49(154), (doi: 10.1140/epja/i2013-13154-0)

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Quasi-free photoproduction of η-mesons has been measured off nucleons bound in 3He nuclei for incident photon energies from the threshold region up to 1.4 GeV. The experiment was performed at the tagged photon facility of the Mainz MAMI accelerator with an almost 4π covering electromagnetic calorimeter, combining the TAPS and Crystal Ball detectors. The η-mesons were detected in coincidence with the recoil nucleons. This allowed a comparison of the production cross section off quasi-free protons and quasi-free neutrons and a full kinematic reconstruction of the final state, eliminating effects from nuclear Fermi motion. In the S11(1535) resonance peak, the data agree with the neutron/proton cross section ratio extracted from measurements with deuteron targets. More importantly, the prominent structure observed in photoproduction off quasi-free neutrons bound in the deuteron is also clearly observed. Its parameters (width, strength) are consistent with the expectations from the deuteron results. On an absolute scale the cross sections for both quasi-free protons and neutrons are suppressed with respect to the deuteron target pointing to significant nuclear final-state interaction effects.

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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 Annand, Dr John and Hamilton, Dr David and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Witthauer, L., Werthmüller, D., 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., 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., Metag, V., Middleton, D.G., Mushkarenkov, A., Nefkens, B.M.K., Nikolaev, A., Novotny, R., Oberle, M., Ostrick, M., Oussena, B., Pedroni, P., Pheron, F., Polonski, A., Prakhov, S., Robinson, J., Rosner, G., Rost, M., 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:European Physical Journal A
ISSN (Online):1434-601X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Physical Journal A 49:154
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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