Experimental study of the γp→ηp reaction with the Crystal Ball detector at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI-C)

E. F. McNicoll, S. Prakhov, I. I. Strakovsky, P. Aguar-Bartolomé, L. K. Akasoy, J. R M Annand, H. J. Arends, R. A. Arndt, Ya I. Azimov, K. Bantawa, R. Beck, V. S. Bekrenev, H. Berghäuser, A. Braghieri, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, J. Brudvik, S. Cherepnya, R. F B Codling, B. T. DemissieE. J. Downie, P. Drexler, L. V. Fil'Kov, A. Fix, B. Freehart, D. I. Glazier, R. Gregor, D. Hamilton, E. Heid, D. Hornidge, I. Jaegle, O. Jahn, T. C. Jude, V. L. Kashevarov, J. D. Kellie, I. Keshelashvili, R. Kondratiev, M. Korolija, M. Kotulla, A. A. Koulbardis, S. P. Kruglov, B. Krusche, V. Lisin, K. Livingston, I. J D MacGregor, Y. Maghrbi, D. M. Manley, Z. Marinides, M. Martinez, J. C. McGeorge, B. McKinnon, D. Mekterovic, V. Metag, S. Micanovic, D. Middleton, A. Mushkarenkov, B. M K Nefkens, A. Nikolaev, R. Novotny, M. Ostrick, P. B. Otte, B. Oussena, M. W. Paris, P. Pedroni, F. Pheron, A. Polonski, J. Robinson, G. Rosner, T. Rostomyan, S. Schumann, M. H. Sikora, D. I. Sober, A. Starostin, I. M. Suarez, I. Supek, M. Thiel, A. Thomas, L. Tiator, M. Unverzagt, D. P. Watts, D. Werthmüller, R. L. Workman, I. Zamboni, F. Zehr

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The γp→ηp 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 η-meson production. Our accumulation of 3.8×106 γp→ηp→3π 0p→6γp events allows a detailed study of the reaction dynamics. The γp→ηp 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 η production at forward angles. The data are compared to predictions of previous SAID and MAID partial-wave analyses and to the latest SAID and MAID fits that included our data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035208
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2010

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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