A new beam asymmetry measurement from pion photoproduction on the neutron using CLAS

CLAS Collaboration, D. Sokhan, D. Watts, F. Klein

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We present a preliminary analysis of the photon beam asymmetry observable (Sigma) from the photoproduction reaction channel gamma n -> p pi(-) the invariant mass range 1.6-2.3 GeV. The measurement was obtained using the near-4 pi CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Laboratory, USA, employing a linearly polarised photon beam with an energy range 1.1-2.3 GeV, incident on a liquid deuterium target. The measurement will provide new data to address the poorly established neutron excitation spectrum and will greatly expand the sparse world data-set, both in energy and angle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1372
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Physics C
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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