Threshold π0 photoproduction on transverse polarised protons at MAMI

The MAINZ-A2 collaboration Schumann, S. ; Otte, P.B. ; Akondi, C.S. ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 750 (2015) 252-258, 2015.
Inspire Record 1394326 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.126972

Polarisation-dependent differential cross sections σT associated with the target asymmetry T have been measured for the reaction γp→→pπ0 with transverse target polarisation from π0 threshold to photon energies of 190 MeV. The data were obtained using a frozen-spin butanol target with the Crystal Ball / TAPS detector set-up and the Glasgow photon tagging system at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. Results for σT have been used in combination with our previous measurements of the unpolarised cross section σ0 and the beam asymmetry Σ for a model-independent determination of S - and P -wave multipoles in the π0 threshold region, which includes for the first time a direct determination of the imaginary part of the E0+ multipole.

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Target asymmetry T for c.m. cos(Theta_pi0)= 0.996

Target asymmetry T for c.m. cos(Theta_pi0)= 0.966

Target asymmetry T for c.m. cos(Theta_pi0)= 0.906

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Measurement of the Transverse Target and Beam-Target Asymmetries in η Meson Photoproduction at MAMI

The A2 at MAMI collaboration Akondi, C.S. ; Annand, J.R.M. ; Arends, H.J. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 113 (2014) 102001, 2014.
Inspire Record 1310837 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.116552

We present new data for the transverse target asymmetry T and the very first data for the beam-target asymmetry F in the $\vec \gamma \vec p\to\eta p$ reaction up to a center-of-mass energy of W=1.9 GeV. The data were obtained with the Crystal-Ball/TAPS detector setup at the Glasgow tagged photon facility of the Mainz Microtron MAMI. All existing model predictions fail to reproduce the new data indicating a significant impact on our understanding of the underlying dynamics of $\eta$ meson photoproduction. The peculiar nodal structure observed in existing T data close to threshold is not confirmed.

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Target asymmetry T for c.m. energy W= 1.4969 GeV

Target asymmetry T for c.m. energy W= 1.5156 GeV

Target asymmetry T for c.m. energy W= 1.5341 GeV

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Quasifree photoproduction of $\eta$ mesons off protons and neutrons

The A2 collaboration Werthmüller, D. ; Witthauer, L. ; Keshelashvili, I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 90 (2014) 015205, 2014.
Inspire Record 1308107 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.130235

Differential and total cross sections for the quasifree reactions $\gamma p\rightarrow\eta p$ and $\gamma n\rightarrow\eta n$ have been determined at the MAMI-C electron accelerator using a liquid deuterium target. Photons were produced via bremsstrahlung from the 1.5 GeV incident electron beam and energy-tagged with the Glasgow photon tagger. Decay photons of the neutral decay modes $\eta\rightarrow 2\gamma$ and $\eta\rightarrow 3\pi^0 \rightarrow 6\gamma$ and coincident recoil nucleons were detected in a combined setup of the Crystal Ball and the TAPS calorimeters. The $\eta$-production cross sections were measured in coincidence with recoil protons, recoil neutrons, and in an inclusive mode without a condition on recoil nucleons, which allowed a check of the internal consistency of the data. The effects from nuclear Fermi motion were removed by a kinematic reconstruction of the final-state invariant mass and possible nuclear effects on the quasifree cross section were investigated by a comparison of free and quasifree proton data. The results, which represent a significant improvement in statistical quality compared to previous measurements, agree with the known neutron-to-proton cross-section ratio in the peak of the $S_{11}(1535)$ resonance and confirm a peak in the neutron cross section, which is absent for the proton, at a center-of-mass energy $W = (1670\pm 5)$ MeV with an intrinsic width of $\Gamma\approx 30$ MeV.

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Total cross section as a function of c.m. energy W.

Total cross section as a function of c.m. energy W.

Differential cross section at W= 1.4925 GeV

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Photoproduction of the ω meson on the proton near threshold

Strakovsky, I.I. ; Prakhov, S. ; Azimov, Ya. I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 91 (2015) 045207, 2015.
Inspire Record 1306288 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.130198

An experimental study of $\omega$ photoproduction on the proton was conducted by using the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The $\gamma p\to\omega p$ differential cross sections are measured from threshold to the incident-photon energy $E_\gamma=1.40$ GeV ($W=1.87$ GeV for the center-of-mass energy) with 15-MeV binning in $E_\gamma$ and full production-angle coverage. The quality of the present data near threshold gives access to a variety of interesting physics aspects. As an example, an estimation of the $\omega N$ scattering length $\alpha_{\omega p}$ is provided.

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Total cross section as a function of c.m. energy W.

Differential cross section at W= 1.7245 GeV

Differential cross section at W= 1.7319 GeV

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New measurement of the rare decay $\eta \to \pi^0\gamma\gamma$ with the Crystal Ball/TAPS detectors at the Mainz Microtron

The A2 at MAMI collaboration Nefkens, B.M.K. ; Prakhov, S. ; Aguar-Bartolome, P. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 90 (2014) 025206, 2014.
Inspire Record 1297221 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64169

A new measurement of the rare, doubly radiative decay eta->pi^0 gamma gamma was conducted with the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. New data on the dependence of the partial decay width, Gamma(eta->pi^0 gamma gamma), on the two-photon invariant mass squared, m^2(gamma gamma), as well as a new, more precise value for the decay width, Gamma(eta->pi^0 gamma gamma) = (0.33+/-0.03_tot) eV, are based on analysis of 1.2 x 10^3 eta->pi^0 gamma gamma decays from a total of 6 x 10^7 eta mesons produced in the gamma p -> eta p reaction. The present results for dGamma(eta->pi^0 gamma gamma)/dm^2(gamma gamma) are in good agreement with previous measurements and recent theoretical calculations for this dependence.

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D(WIDTH(ETA --> PI0 GAMMA GAMMA))/DM**2(GAMMA GAMMA) obtained from the data of 2007 and 2009 and their average. The error on the average is the total error.


$K^+\Lambda$ and $K^+\Sigma^0$ photoproduction with fine center-of-mass energy resolution

The Crystal Ball at MAMI collaboration Jude, T.C. ; Glazier, D.I. ; Watts, D.P. ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 735 (2014) 112-118, 2014.
Inspire Record 1250810 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.130796

Measurements of $\gamma p \rightarrow K^{+} \Lambda$ and $\gamma p \rightarrow K^{+} \Sigma^0$ cross-sections have been obtained with the photon tagging facility and the Crystal Ball calorimeter at MAMI-C. The measurement uses a novel $K^+$ meson identification technique in which the weak decay products are characterized using the energy and timing characteristics of the energy deposit in the calorimeter, a method that has the potential to be applied at many other facilities. The fine center-of-mass energy ($W$) resolution and statistical accuracy of the new data results in a significant impact on partial wave analyses aiming to better establish the excitation spectrum of the nucleon. The new analyses disfavor a strong role for quark-diquark dynamics in the nucleon.

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Excitation function at cos(Theta_K+)cm = -0.8

Excitation function at cos(Theta_K+)cm = -0.7

Excitation function at cos(Theta_K+)cm = -0.6

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Measurement of the $\gamma p \to K^{0} \Sigma^{+}$ reaction with the Crystal Ball/TAPS detectors at the Mainz Microtron

The A2 collaboration Aguar-Bartolome, P. ; Annand, J.R.M. ; Arends, H.J. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 88 (2013) 044601, 2013.
Inspire Record 1237227 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64391

The g p -> K^0 Sigma^+ reaction has been measured from threshold to Eg=1.45 GeV (W_cm=1.9 GeV) using the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers together with the photon tagging facility at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. In the present experiment, this reaction was searched for in the 3pi^0 p final state, by assuming K^0_S -> pi^0 pi^0 and Sigma^+ -> pi^0 p. The experimental results include total and differential cross sections as well as the polarization of the recoil hyperon. The new data significantly improve empirical knowledge about the g p -> K^0 Sigma^+ reaction in the measured energy range. The results are compared to previous measurements and model predictions. It is demonstrated that adding the present g p -> K^0 Sigma^+ results to existing data allowed a better description of this reaction with various models.

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The differential cross section for photon energies 1125, 1175 and 1225 MeV.

The differential cross section for photon energies 1275, 1325, 1375 and 1425 MeV.

The recoil polarization of the SIGMA+ for photon energy 1125, 1175 and 1225 MeV.

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Accurate Test of Chiral Dynamics in the γ→p→π0p Reaction

The A2 & CB-TAPS collaborations Hornidge, D. ; Aguar Bartolome, P. ; Annand, J.R.M. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 062004, 2013.
Inspire Record 1203736 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.127967

A precision measurement of the differential cross sections $d\sigma/d\Omega$ and the linearly polarized photon asymmetry $\Sigma \equiv (d\sigma_\perp - d\sigma_\parallel) \slash (d\sigma_\perp + d\sigma_\parallel)$ for the $\vec{\gamma} p \rightarrow \pi^0p$ reaction in the near-threshold region has been performed with a tagged photon beam and almost $4\pi$ detector at the Mainz Microtron. The Glasgow-Mainz photon tagging facility along with the Crystal Ball/TAPS multi-photon detector system and a cryogenic liquid hydrogen target were used. These data allowed for a precise determination of the energy dependence of the real parts of the $S$- and all three $P$-wave amplitudes for the first time and provide the most stringent test to date of the predictions of Chiral Perturbation Theory and its energy region of agreement with experiment.

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Differential cross section at W=1.0752268 GeV

Differential cross section at W=1.0773190 GeV

Differential cross section at W=1.0793464 GeV

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Measurement of $3pi^0$ photoproduction on the proton from threshold to 1.4 GeV

Starostin, A. ; Suarez, I.M. ; Nefkens, B.M.K. ; et al.
2011.
Inspire Record 884723 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.57591

The total cross section for gamma p -> 3pi0 p has been measured for the first time from threshold to 1.4 GeV using the tagged photon beam of the Mainz Microtron. The equipment utilized the Crystal Ball multiphoton spectrometer, the TAPS forward detector and a particle identification detector. The gamma p -> 3pi0 p total cross section has two broad enhancements at sqrt{s}~1.5 GeV and 1.7 GeV. We obtained the ratio of the total cross sections gamma p -> 3pi0 p to gamma p -> eta p equal to 0.014 \pm 0.001 at sqrt{s}~1.5 GeV.

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The measured total cross section with statistical errors.


Study of the $\gamma p -> \eta p$ reaction with the Crystal Ball detector at the Mainz Microtron(MAMI-C)

The Crystal Ball at MAMI collaboration McNicoll, E.F. ; Prakhov, S. ; Strakovsky, I.I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 82 (2010) 035208, 2010.
Inspire Record 860725 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.56733

The gp-->etap reaction has been measured with the Crystal Ball and TAPS multiphoton spectrometers in the energy range from the production threshold of 707 MeV to 1.4 GeV (1.49 =< W >= 1.87 GeV). Bremsstrahlung photons produced by the 1.5-GeV electron beam of the Mainz Microtron MAMI-C and momentum analyzed by the Glasgow Tagging Spectrometer were used for the eta-meson production. Our accumulation of 3.8 x 10^6 gp-->etap-->3pi0p-->6gp events allows a detailed study of the reaction dynamics. The gp-->etap differential cross sections were determined for 120 energy bins and the full range of the production angles. Our data show a dip near W = 1680 MeV in the total cross section caused by a substantial dip in eta production at forward angles. The data are compared to predictions of previous SAID and MAID partial-wave analyses and to thelatest SAID and MAID fits that have included our data.

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Total cross section for the reaction GAMMA P --> ETA P.

Differential cross section for the reaction GAMMA P --> ETA P at a photon energy of 710.4 MeV. The errors in the table are statistical only and there is an overall systematic uncertainty of 4.3 PCT.

Differential cross section for the reaction GAMMA P --> ETA P at a photon energy of 714.5 MeV. The errors in the table are statistical only and there is an overall systematic uncertainty of 4.3 PCT.

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