Pion photoproduction cross section at large momentum transfer

Sjögren, Johan (2015) Pion photoproduction cross section at large momentum transfer. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The Real Compton Scattering experiment was performed in all A at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. It was designed to measure, for Compton scattering and π 0 -photoproduction, the differential cross section over a range of kinematic points and the polarisation transfer to the proton at a single kinematic point. The full range of the experiment in Mandelstam variables t and s was 1.64−6.46 GeV 2 and 4.82−10.92 GeV 2 respectively with beam energies of 2−6 GeV. The motivation for the experiment is to test the cross section and polarisation trans-
fer predictions of perturbative QCD versus that of predictions from Generalised Parton Distribution models. This thesis will give an overview of the pertinent theory, experimental setup in Hall A and the extracting of the π 0 -photoproduction cross section.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: π0, neutral pion, pion, photoproduction, cross section, 2−6 GeV, Jefferson lab,
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Supervisor's Name: Annand, Dr. John
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Dr. Johan D. M. Sjoegren
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-6239
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 13:59
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 15:43
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/6239

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