June 29, 2015 to July 3, 2015
Europe/Rome timezone

Photopion physics at MAMI

Jun 29, 2015, 11:10 AM
Aula Magna (Building E, Polo Fibonacci, Pisa)

Aula Magna

Building E, Polo Fibonacci, Pisa


David Hornidge (Mount Allison University)


Recent measurements and future plans for photopion experiments with the CB-TAPS detector system in the A2 hall at the Mainzer Microtron will be presented. First, a measurement with linearly polarized photons and an unpolarized liquid-hydrogen target will be discussed. The beam asymmetry along with differential cross sections provide the most stringent test to date of the predictions of Chiral Perturbation Theory and its energy region of convergence [1]. Second, a more recent measurement was performed using both circularly polarized photons and a transversely polarized butanol frozen-spin target to extract the polarization-dependent differential cross section associated with the target asymmetry [2]. Results from both measurements have been used for a model independent determination of S- and P-wave multipoles in the pi^0 threshold region, which includes for the first time a direct determination of the imaginary part of the E_{0^+} multipole. Finally, plans for a novel pi^0 photoproduction measurement on 3He to obtain the elusive E_{0^+} multipole for the neutron channel will be introduced. References 1. D. Hornidge et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 062004 (2013). 2. S. Schumann et al., in preparation.

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