Compton Scattering Program Studying Nucleon Polarizabilities
1 Institut für Kernphysik, Universität Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
2 Department of Physics, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1E6, Canada
3 Department of Physics, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052, USA
4 Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada
5 Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3, Canada
6 Department of Physics, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Canada
7 Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
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Published online: 12 April 2017
The A2 collaboration at the Mainz Microtron has undertaken a program of Compton scattering experiments with the goal of extracting the proton and, in the future, neutron polarizabilities. These are fundamental parameters that describe the response of the nucleon to an electromagnetic field. An extraction of these parameters will provide a crucial test of QCD theories. This talk presented the concept and status of this program, including some preliminary results.
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