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Single and double π⁰-photoproduction from the deuteron

Krusche, B. and Ahrens, J. and Beck, R. and Fuchs, M. and Hall, S. J. and Harter, F. and Kellie, J. D. and Metag, V. and Robig-Landau, M. and Stroher, H.. (1999) Single and double π⁰-photoproduction from the deuteron. The European physical journal. A, Hadrons and nuclei, Vol. 6, H. 3. pp. 309-324.

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Abstract

Photoproduction of neutral pions from the deuteron has been studied for incident photon energies from 200 MeV to 792 MeV with the TAPS detector at the Mainz MAMI accelerator. Total and differential cross sections covering the full angular range have been obtained for coherent and incoherent single pi(o)-photoproduction. Good agreement between model predictions and the data was found for the coherent process. The incoherent cross section in the energy region of the Delta(1232)-resonance is overesti- mated by existing models. A comparison to model predictions indicates that final state interaction effects are much more important than for the coherent reaction. However, the angular dependence of the data in the Delta-peak region follows the pattern expected from the dominant excitation of the M1+-multipole on the free nucleon. The energy and angular dependence of single pi(o)-photoproduction in the second resonance region is remarkably different from the reaction on the free proton, indicating a strong nuclear effect. Finally the total cross section for double pi(o)-photoproduction from the deuteron has been measured for the first time and was used to estimate the cross section for double pi(o)-photoproduction from the neutron.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Hadronenphysik (Krusche)
UniBasel Contributors:Krusche, Bernd
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Springer-Verlag
ISSN:1434-6001
Note:Variant title: Single and double pi(0)-photoproduction from the deuteron -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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