Title page for ETD etd-08182002-122903

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Meyer, Holger
URN etd-08182002-122903
Title Charged Pion Photoproduction Cross Section and Beam Asymmetry Measurement on HD
Degree PhD
Department Physics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Blecher, Marvin Committee Chair
Ficenec, John R. Committee Member
Sandorfi, Andrew Committee Member
Slawny, Joseph Committee Member
Vogelaar, Robert Bruce Committee Member
  • HD-target
  • Photoproduction
  • Beam Asymmetry
  • Cross Section
  • Polarization
Date of Defense 2002-08-08
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The charged pion production reactions d(gamma,pi+n), d(gamma,pi-p), HD(gamma,pi+n)X were studied using linearly polarized gamma-rays with energies in the range from 260 MeV to 370 MeV at the Laser Electron Gamma Source (LEGS). A solid HD target was used in this experiment for the first time. The beam asymmetry data for the d(gamma,pi-p) reaction significantly add to the previously available data. This gives new input to multipole analysis of pion production. A slight deviation from the beam asymmetry predicted for the free neutron is observed. The cross sections in the d(gamma,pi-p) channel agree with previous measurements.

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