New results on the Roper resonance and the P11 partial wave

A. V. Sarantsev, M. Fuchs, M. Kotulla, U. Thoma, J. Ahrens, J. R M Annand, A. V. Anisovich, G. Anton, R. Bantes, O. Bartholomy, R. Beck, Yu Beloglazov, R. Castelijns, V. Crede, A. Ehmanns, J. Ernst, I. Fabry, H. Flemming, A. Fösel, Chr FunkeR. Gothe, A. Gridnev, E. Gutz, St Höffgen, I. Horn, J. Hößl, D. Hornidge, S. Janssen, J. Junkersfeld, H. Kalinowsky, F. Klein, E. Klempt, H. Koch, M. Konrad, B. Kopf, B. Krusche, J. Langheinrich, H. Löhner, I. Lopatin, J. Lotz, J. C. McGeorge, I. J D MacGregor, H. Matthäy, D. Menze, J. G. Messchendorp, V. Metag, V. A. Nikonov, D. Novinski, R. Novotny, M. Ostrick, H. van Pee, M. Pfeiffer, A. Radkov, G. Rosner, M. Rost, C. Schmidt, B. Schoch, G. Suft, V. Sumachev, T. Szczepanek, D. Walther, D. P. Watts, Chr Weinheimer

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Properties of the Roper resonance, the first scalar excitation of the nucleon, are determined. Pole positions and residues of the P11 partial wave are studied in a combined analysis of pion- and photo-induced reactions. We find the Roper pole at {(1371 ± 7) - i (92 ± 10)}   MeV and an elasticity of 0.61 ± 0.03. The largest decay coupling is found for the Nσ (σ = (π π)-S-wave). The analysis is based on new data on γ p → p π0 π0 for photons in the energy range from the two-pion threshold to 820 MeV from TAPS at Mainz and from 0.4 to 1.3 GeV from Crystal Barrel at Bonn and includes further data from other experiments. The partial wave analysis excludes the possibility that the Roper resonance is split into two states with different partial decay widths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2008

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