First measurement of the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn integral for Hydrogen from 200 to 800 MeV

The GDH & A2 collaborations Ahrens, J. ; Altieri, S. ; Annand, J.R.M. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 022003, 2001.
Inspire Record 557596 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41703

A direct measurement of the helicity dependence of the total photoabsorption cross section on the proton was carried out at MAMI (Mainz) in the energy range 200 < E_gamma < 800 MeV. The experiment used a 4$\pi$ detection system, a circularly polarized tagged photon beam and a frozen spin target. The contributions to the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule and to the forward spin polarizability $\gamma_0$ determined from the data are 226 \pm 5 (stat)\pm 12(sys) \mu b and -187 \pm 8 (stat)\pm 10(sys)10^{-6} fm^4, respectively, for 200 < E_\gamma < 800 MeV.

1 data table

Two absorption cross sections, SIG(C=3/2) and SIG(C=1/2), are determined bytwo relative spin configurations, namely parallel and antiparallel. N=RE.