Double-pion photoproduction on nucleon and deuteron

A. Fix, H. Arenhövel

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Photoproduction of two pions on nucleon and deuteron is studied for photon energies from threshold up to E γ = 1.5 GeV. For the elementary operator an effective Lagrangian approach is used with resonance and Born contributions. The model parameters are fixed by resonance decay widths and multipole analyses of single-pion photoproduction. A satisfactory description of total cross sections of two-pion production on the proton for various charge channels is achieved, except for π0π 0 production for which a significant underestimation is found near threshold. The operator then serves for the evaluation of this reaction on the deuteron in the impulse approximation. In addition, NN rescattering in the final state is taken into account, but πN and ππ rescatterings are neglected. Results are presented for total cross sections and target asymmetries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-135
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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