New insights on spectroscopy and properties of light hadrons with COMPASS
Physik Department E18, Technische Universität München
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Published online: 26 November 2014
COMPASS is a multi-purpose fixed-target experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron aimed at studying the structure and spectrum of hadrons. One main goal is the search for new hadronic states, in particular hybrid mesons and glueballs. Its large acceptance, high resolution, and high-rate capability make the COMPASS experiment an excellent device to study the spectrum of light-quark mesons in diffractive and central production up to masses of about 2.5 GeV/c2. COMPASS is able to measure final states with charged as well as neutral particles, so that resonances can be studied in different reactions and decay channels. During 2008 and 2009, COMPASS took a large data sample using 190 GeV/c negative and positive hadron beams on various targets. We present new results from the analyses of this data set. One focus lies on the search for new mesons in diffractively produced multi-particle final states. Here novel analysis methods are applied to study the dependence of partial waves on the squared four-momentum transfer t′ from the beam to the target. This also leads to a better separation of resonant and non-resonant contributions. Finally an update will be given on the recent analysis of the pion polarizability, which tests chiral dynamics.
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