Deep exclusive pi(+) electroproduction off the proton at CLAS

K. Park*, M. Guidal, R. W. Gothe, J. M. Laget, M. Garcon, K. P. Adhikari, M. Aghasyan, M. J. Amaryan, M. Anghinolfi, H. Avakian, H. Baghdasaryan, J. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, M. Battaglieri, I. Bedlinsky, R. P. Bennett, A. S. Biselli, C. Bookwalter, S. Boiarinov, W. J. BriscoeW. K. Brooks, V. D. Burkert, D. S. Carman, A. Celentano, S. Chandavar, G. Charles, M. Contalbrigo, V. Crede, A. D'Angelo, A. Daniel, N. Dashyan, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, A. Deur, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, D. Doughty, R. Dupre, H. Egiyan, A. El Alaoui, L. El Fassi, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, S. Fegan, J. A. Fleming, T. A. Forest, A. Fradi, N. Gevorgyan, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, W. Gohn, E. Golovatch, L. Graham, K. A. Griffioen, B. Guegan, L. Guo, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, C. Hanretty, D. Heddle, K. Hicks, D. Ho, M. Holtrop, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, D. Keller, M. Khandaker, P. Khetarpal, A. Kim, W. Kim, F. J. Klein, S. Koirala, A. Kubarovsky, V. Kubarovsky, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, I. J. D. MacGregor, Y. Mao, N. Markov, D. Martinez, M. Mayer, B. McKinnon, C. A. Meyer, T. Mineeva, M. Mirazita, V. Mokeev, H. Moutarde, E. Munevar, C. Munoz Camacho, P. Nadel-Turonski, C. S. Nepali, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, L. L. Pappalardo, R. Paremuzyan, S. Park, E. Pasyuk, S. Anefalos Pereira, E. Phelps, S. Pisano, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, D. Protopopescu, A. J. R. Puckett, B. A. Raue, G. Ricco, D. Rimal, M. Ripani, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, F. Sabatie, M. S. Saini, C. Salgado, D. Schott, R. A. Schumacher, E. Seder, H. Seraydaryan, Y. G. Sharabian, E. S. Smith, G. D. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, S. S. Stepanyan, P. Stoler, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, W. Tang, C. E. Taylor, Ye Tian, S. Tkachenko, A. Trivedi, M. Ungaro, B. Vernarsky, H. Voskanyan, E. Voutier, N. K. Walford, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. H. Wood, N. Zachariou, J. Zhang, Z. W. Zhao, I. Zonta

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Abstract

The exclusive electroproduction of pi(+) above the resonance region was studied using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Laboratory by scattering a 6 GeV continuous electron beam off a hydrogen target. The large acceptance and good resolution of CLAS, together with the high luminosity, allowed us to measure the cross section for the gamma*p -> n pi(+) process in 140 (Q(2), x(B), t) bins: 0.16 <x(B) <0.58, 1.6 GeV2 <Q(2) <4.5 GeV2 and 0.1 GeV2 <-t <5.3 GeV2. For most bins, the statistical accuracy is on the order of a few percent. Differential cross sections are compared to four theoretical models, based either on hadronic or on partonic degrees of freedom. The four models can describe the gross features of the data reasonably well, but differ strongly in their ingredients. In particular, the model based on Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) contain the interesting potential to experimentally access transversity GPDs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • VIRTUAL COMPTON-SCATTERING
  • PION FORM-FACTOR
  • CROSS-SECTION
  • HIGH-ENERGIES
  • SCALING LAWS
  • PHOTOPRODUCTION
  • DEUTERON
  • MESONS
  • PHOTODISINTEGRATION
  • MOMENTUM

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