Investigation of the dd -> (3)Hen pi(0) reaction with the FZ Julich WASA-at-COSY facility

P. Adlarson, W. Augustyniak, W. Bardan, M. Bashkanov, F. S. Bergmann, M. Berlowski, H. Bhatt, M. Buescher, H. Calen, I. Ciepal, H. Clement, D. Coderre, E. Czerwinski, K. Demmich, E. Doroshkevich, R. Engels, W. Erven, W. Eyrich, P. Fedorets, K. FoehlK. Fransson, F. Goldenbaum, P. Goslawski, A. Goswami, K. Grigoryev, C. -O. Gullstrom, C. Hanhart, F. Hauenstein, L. Heijkenskjold, V. Hejny, F. Hinterberger, M. Hodana, B. Hoistad, A. Jany, B. R. Jany, L. Jarczyk, T. Johansson, B. Kamys, G. Kemmerling, F. A. Khan, A. Khoukaz, D. A. Kirillov, S. Kistryn, J. Klaja, H. Kleines, B. Klos, M. Krapp, W. Krzemien, P. Kulessa, L. Li, WASA COSY Collaboration

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An exclusive measurement of the dd -> (3)Hen pi(0) reaction was carried out at a beam momentum of p(d) = 1.2 GeV/c using the WASA-at-COSY facility. Information on the total cross section as well as differential distributions was obtained. The data are described by a phenomenological approach based on a combination of a quasifree model and a partial wave expansion for the three-body reaction. The total cross section is found to be sigma(tot) = ( 2.89 +/- 0.01(stat) +/- 0.06(sys) +/- 0.29(norm)) mu b. The contribution of the quasifree processes ( with the beam or target neutron being a spectator) accounts for 38% of the total cross section and dominates the differential distributions in specific regions of phase space. The remaining part of the cross section can be described by a partial wave decomposition indicating the significance of p-wave contributions in the final state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014004
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2013



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