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Title: Beam asymmetry Σ for the photoproduction of η and η ' mesons at E γ = 8.8 GeV

Abstract

In this work, we report on the measurement of the beam asymmetry $$\Sigma$$ for the reactions $$\vec{\gamma}p\rightarrow p\eta$$ and $$\vec{\gamma}p \rightarrow p\eta^{\prime}$$ from the GlueX experiment, using an 8.2–8.8-GeV linearly polarized tagged photon beam incident on a liquid hydrogen target in Hall D at Jefferson Lab. These measurements are made as a function of momentum transfer $-t$, with significantly higher statistical precision than our earlier $$\eta$$ measurements, and are the first measurements of $$\eta^{\prime}$$ in this energy range. We compare the results to theoretical predictions based on $t$--channel quasi-particle exchange. Furthermore, we compare the ratio of $$\Sigma_{\eta}$$ to $$\Sigma_{\eta^{\prime}}$$ to these models, as this ratio is predicted to be sensitive to the amount of $$s\bar{s}$$ exchange in the production. We find that photoproduction of both $$\eta$$ and $$\eta^{\prime}$$ is dominated by natural parity exchange with little dependence on $-t$.

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Research Org.:
Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); National Science Foundation (NSF); German Research Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH; Russian Foundation for Basic Research; UK Science and Technology Facilities Council; Chilean Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica; China Scholarship Council
Contributing Org.:
The GlueX Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1575903
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-87ER40315; AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: Supplemental information published with the article.; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; photonuclear reactions; photoproduction

Citation Formats

Adhikari, S., Ali, A., Amaryan, M., Austregesilo, A., Barbosa, F., Barlow, J., Barnes, A., Barriga, E., Barsotti, R., Beattie, T. D., Berdnikov, V. V., Black, T., Boeglin, W., Boer, M., Briscoe, W. J., Britton, T., Brooks, W. K., Cannon, B. E., Cao, N., Chudakov, E., Cole, S., Cortes, O., Crede, V., Dalton, M. M., Daniels, T., Deur, A., Dobbs, S., Dolgolenko, A., Dotel, R., Dugger, M., Dzhygadlo, R., Egiyan, H., Erbora, T., Ernst, A., Eugenio, P., Fanelli, C., Fegan, S., Foda, A. M., Foote, J., Frye, J., Furletov, S., Gan, L., Gasparian, A., Gevorgyan, N., Gleason, C., Goetzen, K., Goncalves, A., Goryachev, V. S., Guo, L., Hakobyan, H., Hamdi, A., Huber, G. M., Hurley, A., Ireland, D. G., Ito, M. M., Jarvis, N. S., Jones, R. T., Kakoyan, V., Kalicy, G., Kamel, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kuleshov, S., Larin, I., Lawrence, D., Lersch, D. I., Li, H., Li, W., Liu, B., Livingston, K., Lolos, G. J., Lyubovitskij, V., Mack, D., Marukyan, H., Mattione, P., Matveev, V., McCaughan, M., McCracken, M., McGinley, W., Meyer, C. A., Miskimen, R., Mitchell, R. E., Nerling, F., Ng, L., Ostrovidov, A. I., Papandreou, Z., Patsyuk, M., Paudel, C., Pauli, P., Pedroni, R., Pentchev, L., Peters, K. J., Phelps, W., Pooser, E., Qin, N., Reinhold, J., Ritchie, B. G., Robison, L., Romanov, D., Romero, C., Salgado, C., Schertz, A. M., Schumacher, R. A., Schwiening, J., Semenov, A. Yu., Semenova, I. A., Seth, K. K., Shen, X., Shepherd, M. R., Smith, E. S., Sober, D. I., Somov, A., Somov, S., Soto, O., Staib, M., Stevens, J. R., Strakovsky, I. I., Suresh, K., Tarasov, V. V., Teymurazyan, A., Thiel, A., Vasileiadis, G., Whitlatch, T., Wickramaarachchi, N., Williams, M., Xiao, T., Yang, Y., Zarling, J., Zhang, Z., Zhao, G., Zhou, Q., Zhou, X., and Zihlmann, B. Beam asymmetry Σ for the photoproduction of η and η' mesons at Eγ=8.8GeV. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.052201.
Adhikari, S., Ali, A., Amaryan, M., Austregesilo, A., Barbosa, F., Barlow, J., Barnes, A., Barriga, E., Barsotti, R., Beattie, T. D., Berdnikov, V. V., Black, T., Boeglin, W., Boer, M., Briscoe, W. J., Britton, T., Brooks, W. K., Cannon, B. E., Cao, N., Chudakov, E., Cole, S., Cortes, O., Crede, V., Dalton, M. M., Daniels, T., Deur, A., Dobbs, S., Dolgolenko, A., Dotel, R., Dugger, M., Dzhygadlo, R., Egiyan, H., Erbora, T., Ernst, A., Eugenio, P., Fanelli, C., Fegan, S., Foda, A. M., Foote, J., Frye, J., Furletov, S., Gan, L., Gasparian, A., Gevorgyan, N., Gleason, C., Goetzen, K., Goncalves, A., Goryachev, V. S., Guo, L., Hakobyan, H., Hamdi, A., Huber, G. M., Hurley, A., Ireland, D. G., Ito, M. M., Jarvis, N. S., Jones, R. T., Kakoyan, V., Kalicy, G., Kamel, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kuleshov, S., Larin, I., Lawrence, D., Lersch, D. I., Li, H., Li, W., Liu, B., Livingston, K., Lolos, G. J., Lyubovitskij, V., Mack, D., Marukyan, H., Mattione, P., Matveev, V., McCaughan, M., McCracken, M., McGinley, W., Meyer, C. A., Miskimen, R., Mitchell, R. E., Nerling, F., Ng, L., Ostrovidov, A. I., Papandreou, Z., Patsyuk, M., Paudel, C., Pauli, P., Pedroni, R., Pentchev, L., Peters, K. J., Phelps, W., Pooser, E., Qin, N., Reinhold, J., Ritchie, B. G., Robison, L., Romanov, D., Romero, C., Salgado, C., Schertz, A. M., Schumacher, R. A., Schwiening, J., Semenov, A. Yu., Semenova, I. A., Seth, K. K., Shen, X., Shepherd, M. R., Smith, E. S., Sober, D. I., Somov, A., Somov, S., Soto, O., Staib, M., Stevens, J. R., Strakovsky, I. I., Suresh, K., Tarasov, V. V., Teymurazyan, A., Thiel, A., Vasileiadis, G., Whitlatch, T., Wickramaarachchi, N., Williams, M., Xiao, T., Yang, Y., Zarling, J., Zhang, Z., Zhao, G., Zhou, Q., Zhou, X., & Zihlmann, B. Beam asymmetry Σ for the photoproduction of η and η' mesons at Eγ=8.8GeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.052201.
Adhikari, S., Ali, A., Amaryan, M., Austregesilo, A., Barbosa, F., Barlow, J., Barnes, A., Barriga, E., Barsotti, R., Beattie, T. D., Berdnikov, V. V., Black, T., Boeglin, W., Boer, M., Briscoe, W. J., Britton, T., Brooks, W. K., Cannon, B. E., Cao, N., Chudakov, E., Cole, S., Cortes, O., Crede, V., Dalton, M. M., Daniels, T., Deur, A., Dobbs, S., Dolgolenko, A., Dotel, R., Dugger, M., Dzhygadlo, R., Egiyan, H., Erbora, T., Ernst, A., Eugenio, P., Fanelli, C., Fegan, S., Foda, A. M., Foote, J., Frye, J., Furletov, S., Gan, L., Gasparian, A., Gevorgyan, N., Gleason, C., Goetzen, K., Goncalves, A., Goryachev, V. S., Guo, L., Hakobyan, H., Hamdi, A., Huber, G. M., Hurley, A., Ireland, D. G., Ito, M. M., Jarvis, N. S., Jones, R. T., Kakoyan, V., Kalicy, G., Kamel, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kuleshov, S., Larin, I., Lawrence, D., Lersch, D. I., Li, H., Li, W., Liu, B., Livingston, K., Lolos, G. J., Lyubovitskij, V., Mack, D., Marukyan, H., Mattione, P., Matveev, V., McCaughan, M., McCracken, M., McGinley, W., Meyer, C. A., Miskimen, R., Mitchell, R. E., Nerling, F., Ng, L., Ostrovidov, A. I., Papandreou, Z., Patsyuk, M., Paudel, C., Pauli, P., Pedroni, R., Pentchev, L., Peters, K. J., Phelps, W., Pooser, E., Qin, N., Reinhold, J., Ritchie, B. G., Robison, L., Romanov, D., Romero, C., Salgado, C., Schertz, A. M., Schumacher, R. A., Schwiening, J., Semenov, A. Yu., Semenova, I. A., Seth, K. K., Shen, X., Shepherd, M. R., Smith, E. S., Sober, D. I., Somov, A., Somov, S., Soto, O., Staib, M., Stevens, J. R., Strakovsky, I. I., Suresh, K., Tarasov, V. V., Teymurazyan, A., Thiel, A., Vasileiadis, G., Whitlatch, T., Wickramaarachchi, N., Williams, M., Xiao, T., Yang, Y., Zarling, J., Zhang, Z., Zhao, G., Zhou, Q., Zhou, X., and Zihlmann, B. Wed . "Beam asymmetry Σ for the photoproduction of η and η' mesons at Eγ=8.8GeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.052201.
@article{osti_1575903,
title = {Beam asymmetry Σ for the photoproduction of η and η' mesons at Eγ=8.8GeV},
author = {Adhikari, S. and Ali, A. and Amaryan, M. and Austregesilo, A. and Barbosa, F. and Barlow, J. and Barnes, A. and Barriga, E. and Barsotti, R. and Beattie, T. D. and Berdnikov, V. V. and Black, T. and Boeglin, W. and Boer, M. and Briscoe, W. J. and Britton, T. and Brooks, W. K. and Cannon, B. E. and Cao, N. and Chudakov, E. and Cole, S. and Cortes, O. and Crede, V. and Dalton, M. M. and Daniels, T. and Deur, A. and Dobbs, S. and Dolgolenko, A. and Dotel, R. and Dugger, M. and Dzhygadlo, R. and Egiyan, H. and Erbora, T. and Ernst, A. and Eugenio, P. and Fanelli, C. and Fegan, S. and Foda, A. M. and Foote, J. and Frye, J. and Furletov, S. and Gan, L. and Gasparian, A. and Gevorgyan, N. and Gleason, C. and Goetzen, K. and Goncalves, A. and Goryachev, V. S. and Guo, L. and Hakobyan, H. and Hamdi, A. and Huber, G. M. and Hurley, A. and Ireland, D. G. and Ito, M. M. and Jarvis, N. S. and Jones, R. T. and Kakoyan, V. and Kalicy, G. and Kamel, M. and Kourkoumelis, C. and Kuleshov, S. and Larin, I. and Lawrence, D. and Lersch, D. I. and Li, H. and Li, W. and Liu, B. and Livingston, K. and Lolos, G. J. and Lyubovitskij, V. and Mack, D. and Marukyan, H. and Mattione, P. and Matveev, V. and McCaughan, M. and McCracken, M. and McGinley, W. and Meyer, C. A. and Miskimen, R. and Mitchell, R. E. and Nerling, F. and Ng, L. and Ostrovidov, A. I. and Papandreou, Z. and Patsyuk, M. and Paudel, C. and Pauli, P. and Pedroni, R. and Pentchev, L. and Peters, K. J. and Phelps, W. and Pooser, E. and Qin, N. and Reinhold, J. and Ritchie, B. G. and Robison, L. and Romanov, D. and Romero, C. and Salgado, C. and Schertz, A. M. and Schumacher, R. A. and Schwiening, J. and Semenov, A. Yu. and Semenova, I. A. and Seth, K. K. and Shen, X. and Shepherd, M. R. and Smith, E. S. and Sober, D. I. and Somov, A. and Somov, S. and Soto, O. and Staib, M. and Stevens, J. R. and Strakovsky, I. I. and Suresh, K. and Tarasov, V. V. and Teymurazyan, A. and Thiel, A. and Vasileiadis, G. and Whitlatch, T. and Wickramaarachchi, N. and Williams, M. and Xiao, T. and Yang, Y. and Zarling, J. and Zhang, Z. and Zhao, G. and Zhou, Q. and Zhou, X. and Zihlmann, B.},
abstractNote = {In this work, we report on the measurement of the beam asymmetry $\Sigma$ for the reactions $\vec{\gamma}p\rightarrow p\eta$ and $\vec{\gamma}p \rightarrow p\eta^{\prime}$ from the GlueX experiment, using an 8.2–8.8-GeV linearly polarized tagged photon beam incident on a liquid hydrogen target in Hall D at Jefferson Lab. These measurements are made as a function of momentum transfer $-t$, with significantly higher statistical precision than our earlier $\eta$ measurements, and are the first measurements of $\eta^{\prime}$ in this energy range. We compare the results to theoretical predictions based on $t$--channel quasi-particle exchange. Furthermore, we compare the ratio of $\Sigma_{\eta}$ to $\Sigma_{\eta^{\prime}}$ to these models, as this ratio is predicted to be sensitive to the amount of $s\bar{s}$ exchange in the production. We find that photoproduction of both $\eta$ and $\eta^{\prime}$ is dominated by natural parity exchange with little dependence on $-t$.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.100.052201},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 5,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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