First measurement of the helicity dependence of 3He photoreactions in the Δ(1232) resonance region
INFN, Sezione di Pavia, I-27100, Pavia, Italy
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Published online: 20 March 2014
The first measurement of the helicity dependence for several photo-reaction channels on 3He was carried out in the photon energy range between 150 and 500 MeV at the MAMI accelerator (Mainz). The experiment used the large acceptance Crystal Ball spectrometer, complemented by charged particle and vertex detectors, a circularly polarised tagged photon beam and a longitudinally polarised high-pressure 3He gas target. Results of the helicity dependent total inclusive photoabsorption cross section on 3He and of both the unpolarised and polarised partial cross sections for the pion photoproduction channels γ 3He → πX and for the γ 3He → ppn channel, measured for the first time at MAMI, will be shown. They can also be found in .
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