Polarization measurements in neutral pion photoproduction


Journal Article

We present measurements of the recoil proton polarization for the 1H(γ→, p→)π0 reaction for θπc.m. =60°-135° and for photon energies up to 4.1 GeV. These are the first data in this reaction for polarization transfer with circularly polarized photons. Various theoretical models are compared with the results. No evidence for hadron helicity conservation is observed. Models that employ factorization are not favored. It appears from the strong angular dependence of the induced polarization at photon energies of 2.5 and 3.1 GeV that a relatively high spin resonance or background amplitude might exist in this energy region.

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Cited Authors

  • Wijesooriya, K; Afanasev, A; Amarian, M; Aniol, K; Becher, S; Benslama, K; Bimbot, L; Bosted, P; Brash, EJ; Calarco, J; Chai, Z; Chang, CC; Chang, T; Chen, JP; Choi, S; Chudakov, E; Churchwell, S; Crovelli, D; Dieterich, S; Dumalski, S; Dutta, D; Epstein, M; Fissum, K; Fox, B; Frullani, S; Gao, H; Gao, J; Garibaldi, F; Gayou, O; Gilman, R; Glamazdin, A; Glashausser, C; Gomez, J; Gorbenko, V; Hansen, O; Holt, RJ; Hovdebo, J; Huber, GM; de Jager, CW; Jiang, X; Jones, C; Jones, MK; Kelly, J; Kinney, E; Kooijman, E; Kumbartzki, G; Kuss, M; LeRose, J; Liang, M; Lindgren, R; Liyanage, N; Malov, S; Margaziotis, DJ; Markowitz, P; McCormick, K; Meekins, D; Meziani, ZE; Michaels, R; Mitchell, J; Morand, L; Perdrisat, CF; Pomatsalyuk, R; Punjabi, V; Ransome, RD; Roche, R; Rvachev, M; Saha, A; Sarty, A; Schulte, EC; Simon, D; Strauch, S; Suleiman, R; Todor, L; Ulmer, PE; Urciuoli, GM; Wojtsekhowski, B; Xiong, F; Xu, W

Published Date

  • September 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 346141 - 3461414

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.66.034614

Citation Source

  • Scopus