Role of pion exchange in η meson photoproduction on the deuteron

A. Fix, H. Arenhövel, M. Levchuk, M. Tammam

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Abstract

Incoherent η photoproduction on the deuteron is studied, with the main emphasis on the role of final-state interactions. In addition to the previously studied mechanisms of NN and ηN rescatterings, the role of an intermediate pion exchange is considered in detail, where first a pion is photoproduced on one nucleon and then rescatters into an η meson on the other, the spectator nucleon. It is found that the role of this pion-mediated contribution is comparable in size to that of ηN rescattering. Results for total and semi-inclusive differential cross sections and associated polarization observables are presented. In particular, polarization observables show significant sensitivity to final-state interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014001
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2015

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Role of pion exchange in η meson photoproduction on the deuteron. / Fix, A.; Arenhövel, H.; Levchuk, M.; Tammam, M.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 91, No. 1, 014001, 05.01.2015.

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Fix, A. ; Arenhövel, H. ; Levchuk, M. ; Tammam, M. / Role of pion exchange in η meson photoproduction on the deuteron. In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 2015 ; Vol. 91, No. 1.
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