Photoproduction of neutral pion pairs from the proton

Citation
M. Wolf et al., Photoproduction of neutral pion pairs from the proton, EUR PHY J A, 9(1), 2000, pp. 5-8
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A
ISSN journal
1434-6001 → ACNP
Volume
9
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
5 - 8
Database
ISI
SICI code
1434-6001(200009)9:1<5:PONPPF>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
Double neutral pion photoproduction from the proton has been measured at MA MI for photon energies between threshold and 820 MeV. The reaction was iden tified by an invariant mass and missing mass analysis. From threshold up to 370 MeV the total cross-section does not exceed 30 nb. For higher energies it shows a smooth rise until it reaches a maximum of about 10 mub at E-gam ma = 740 MeV. Dalitz plots Of m(2)(pi (0), pi (0)) versus m(2)(p, pi (0)) f or seven bins of incident photon energy have been analysed. For E-gamma > 6 10 MeV, a strong contribution of a sequential decay is observed with the De lta (1232)-resonance as intermediate state. A comparison to model calculati ons shows that these sequential decays presumably originate from the D-13(1 520)- and also the P-11(1440)-resonance.