Data from three experiments performed at the linear accelerator in Saclay, the Tomsk synchrotron, and the MAMI accelerator in Mainz and devoted to studying single pion photoproduction on light nuclei that is accompanied by nucleon emission are analyzed. The behavior of respective experimental cross sections, which is inexplicable in the impulse approximation, is interpreted within a model where the formation of an intermediate quasibound isobar-nucleus state is followed by its decay to a final state involving a pion and a nucleon.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics