Threshold π0 photoproduction on transverse polarised protons at MAMI

A2 Collaboration at MAMI

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Polarisation-dependent differential cross sections σT associated with the target asymmetry T have been measured for the reaction γp→→pπ0 with transverse target polarisation from π0 threshold to photon energies of 190 MeV. The data were obtained using a frozen-spin butanol target with the Crystal Ball / TAPS detector set-up and the Glasgow photon tagging system at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. Results for σT have been used in combination with our previous measurements of the unpolarised cross section σ0 and the beam asymmetry σ for a model-independent determination of S- and P-wave multipoles in the π0 threshold region, which includes for the first time a direct determination of the imaginary part of the E0+ multipole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-258
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015


  • Electromagnetic multipoles
  • Target asymmetry
  • Threshold π photoproduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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