Coherent photoproduction of π0- and η-mesons off 7Li

Maghrbi, Y. et al. (2013) Coherent photoproduction of π0- and η-mesons off 7Li. European Physical Journal A, 49(38), (doi: 10.1140/epja/i2013-13038-3)

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Coherent photoproduction of π0-mesons from threshold (E th ≈ 136 MeV) throughout the Δ-resonance region and of η-mesons close to the production threshold (E th ≈ 570 MeV for η has been measured for 7Li nuclei. The experiment was performed using the tagged-photon beam of the Mainz MAMI accelerator with the Crystal Ball and TAPS detectors combined to give an almost 4π solid-angle electromagnetic calorimeter. The reactions were identified by a combined invariant-mass and missing-energy analysis. A comparison of the pion data to plane-wave impulse modelling tests the nuclear mass form factor. So far coherent η production had been only identified for the lightest nuclear systems (2H and 3He . For 3He a large enhancement of the cross section above plane-wave approximations had been reported, indicating the formation of a quasi-bound state. The present Li data for η production agree with a plane-wave approximation. Contrary to 3He , neither a threshold enhancement of the total cross section nor a deviation of the angular distributions from the expected form factor dependence were observed.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Glazier, Dr Derek and McGeorge, Dr John and Downie, Dr Evangeline and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Annand, Dr John and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Maghrbi, Y., Krusche, B., Ahrens, J., Annand, J.R.M., Arends, H. J., Beck, R., Bekrenev, V., Boillat, B., Braghieri, A., Branford, D., Briscoe, W. J., Brudvik, J., Cherepnya, S., Codling, R. F. B., Downie, E.J., Drexler, P., Fil’kov, L. V., Fix, A., Glazier, D.I., Gregor, R., Heid, E., Hornidge, D., Jaegle, I., Jahn, O., Kashevarov, V. L., Keshelashvili, I., Knezevic, A., Kondratiev, R., Korolija, M., Krambrich, D., Lang, M., Lisin, V., Livingston, K., Lugert, S., MacGregor, I.J.D., Manley, D. M., Martinez, M., McGeorge, J.C., Mekterovic, D., Metag, V., Nefkens, B. M. K., Nikolaev, A., Novotny, R., Ostrick, M., Pedroni, P., Pheron, F., Polonski, A., Prakhov, S., Price, J. W., Rosner, G., Rost, M., Rostomyan, T., Schadmand, S., Schumann, S., Sober, D., Starostin, A., Supek, I., Tarbert, C. M., Thomas, A., Unverzagt, M., Watts, D. P., Werthmüller, D., and Zehr, F.
Journal Name:European Physical Journal A
ISSN (Online):1434-601X
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570711Nuclear Physics GroupDavid IrelandScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J000175/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY