Double polarisation observable E and helicity dependent cross section for single π0 photoproduction off proton and neutron
1 for the A2 Collaboration - Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, I-27100, Pavia, Italy
2 for the A2 Collaboration - INFN, Sezione di Pavia, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
3 for the A2 Collaboration - Institut für Kernphysik, University of Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
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Published online: 22 September 2020
Photon-induced reactions, like meson photoproduction, allow to excite the nucleon, to have access to many different polarisation observables and are an essential tool to disentangle the role of the different electromagnetic multipoles due to the change of sign of some contributions and the presence of interference terms between different multipole amplitudes. In addition, the use of polarised beams and/or targets allow to access additional observables which are fundamental in order to accurately determine the nucleon resonance properties. The A2@MAMI collaboration is carrying out a broad and systematic study on this topics, both on the proton and the neutron. The experiments are performed at the tagged photon beam facility of the MAMI accelerator in Mainz, using circularly and linearly polarised photons on longitudinally polarised proton and deuteron targets, for energies ranging from the pion production threshold up to 1.6 GeV. Hadronic reaction products are then measured with the large acceptance Crystal Ball spectrometer, complemented by charged particle and vertex detectors for tracking and identification. An overview of the results obtained so far for the double polarisation observable E (circularly polarised photon beam on a longitudinally polarised target) on the single π0 photoproduction off the proton and the neutron will be given. Furthermore, new results on the helicity-dependent total and differential cross sections on the deuteron will be presented.
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