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Title: Exotic Hybrid Meson Spectroscopy with the GlueX detector at Jlab

The GlueX experiment is scheduled to begin taking data in 2015. The goal is to discover evidence for the existence of exotic hybrid mesons and to map out their spectrum in the light quark sector. Recent theoretical developments using Lattice QCD predict exotic hybrid states in a mass range accessible using the newly upgraded 12GeV electron accelerator at Jefferson Lab. Hybrid mesons, and in particular exotic hybrid mesons, provide the ideal laboratory for testing QCD in the confinement regime since these mesons explicitly manifest the gluonic degrees of freedom. The experiment will use 9 GeV linearly polarized photons produced via coherent bremsstrahlung to produce the exotic hybrids. The decay products will be detected in the solenoid-based GlueX detector currently under construction at Jefferson Lab. The status of the GlueX experiment including detector parameters will be presented along with theoretical motivation for the experiment.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. JLAB
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1129549
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-13-1761; DOE/OR/23177-2638
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: EPJ Web of Conferences; Journal Volume: 66; Conference: INPC 2013, Firenze, Italy, 2-7 June 2013
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS