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Title: Compton scattering from the deuteron above pion-production threshold

The electromagnetic polarizabilities of the nucleon are fundamental nucleon-structure observables that characterize its response to external electromagnetic fields. The neutron polarizabilities can be accessed from Compton-scattering data on light nuclear targets. Recent measurements of the differential cross section for Compton scattering on the deuteron below the pion-production threshold have decreased the uncertainties in the neutron polarizabilities, yet the proton polarizabilities remain known substantially more accurately. As the sensitivity of the cross section to the polarizabilities increases with incident photon energy, measurements above the pion threshold may offer a way for an improved determination of the neutron polarizabilities. In this work, the first measurement of the cross section for Compton scattering on the deuteron above the pion-production threshold is presented.
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Grant/Contract Number:
SC0016583; 40324901; 80410001; 20060749; 57071/1; 50727/1; PHY1309130; SC0016581; FG02–06ER41422; 0553467
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Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
The COMPTON@MAX-lab Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; photonuclear reactions; polarization phenomena; spectrometers and spectroscopic techniques; A ≤ 5
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OSTI ID: 1461227