Polarization observables in strangeness photoproduction with CLAS at Jefferson Lab

Paterson, Craig Alexander (2008) Polarization observables in strangeness photoproduction with CLAS at Jefferson Lab. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This work presents measurements of several polarization observables for the reactions gammap → K+Lambda0 and gammap → K+ Sigma0. The data were collected in the summer of 2005 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, using a linearly polarized photon beam in the energy range 1.66 GeV < √s < 2.24 GeV. In addition to measuring the photon asymmetry, target asymmetry and hyperon recoil polarization, first ever measurements are made for the double polarization observables O[x] and O[z]. The measurements of the photon and target asymmetries vastly increase the precision of the current world dataset, as well as extending the angular coverage.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Gunther Rosner
Keywords: High energy physics, Nuclear physics and radiation
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-74042
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74042

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