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Title: Coherent π{sup 0}-photoproduction on the deuteron near the η-production threshold including polarization observables

Coherent π{sup 0}-photoproduction on the deuteron including polarization observables is studied in the energy region near the η-production threshold at backward center-of-mass angles of the outgoing pion. This work is motivated by the measurements of the CLAS Collaboration at Jefferson Lab, where a cusp-like structure in the energy dependence of the differential cross section has been observed at extremely backward pion angles. The present approach is based on the impulse approximation and first-order rescattering diagrams with intermediate production of both π- and η-mesons. Numerical results for unpolarized cross sections, the linear photon asymmetry (Σ), the vector (T{sub 11}) and tensor (T{sub 2M}, M=0, 1, 2) deuteron target asymmetries, and the double polarization E-asymmetry are predicted and compared with available experimental data and other theoretical models. The effect of first-order rescattering is found to be much larger in spin asymmetries than in the unpolarized cross sections. It reaches on average about 40% in the tensor target and E asymmetries. Compared to the experimental data from CLAS Collaboration, sizable discrepancies are found. This is not the case for the linear photon asymmetry, for which a better comparison with the data from YerPhI Collaboration is obtained.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag 82524 (Egypt)
  2. (Saudi Arabia)
  3. Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Qassim University, Buraydah 51452, P.O. Box 6644 (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403459
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 351; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASYMMETRY; CEBAF ACCELERATOR; CENTER-OF-MASS SYSTEM; CUSPED GEOMETRIES; DEUTERIUM TARGET; DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; IMPULSE APPROXIMATION; PHOTONS; PHOTOPRODUCTION; PIONS; POLARIZATION; RESCATTERING; SPIN