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Title: High energy photoproduction of the p and p' vector mesons
Author(s): Bronstein, John Michael
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Gormley, M.
Department / Program: Physics
Discipline: Physics
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): high energy photoproduction photoproduction phi vector mesons broad band beam
Abstract: In an experiment in the broad band photon beam at Fermilab we observe diffractive production of 21T =and 41T =states from Be, AI. Cu and Pb targets. The 21T=data is dominated by the p(770) and the 41T=is dominated by the p'(1500). We measure the energy dependence of p photoproduction from Be and see no evidence for energy variation of the forward cross section in the range 30 to 160 GeV. The forward cross section is consistent with its average value dT / dt ~= 3.42=0.28 ub/GeV2 over the entire range. We obtain for the p' a mass of 1487+/-20 MeV and a width of 675+/-60 MeV. All quoted errors are statistical. A standard optical model analysis of the A dependence of the p and p' photoproduction yields the following results. [equations] Our results for the photon coupling constants are in good agreement with GVMD and with the e+e -storage ring results. The approximate equality of the p-nucleon and p'-nucleon total cross sections is inconsistent with the diagonal version of GVMD and provides strong motivation for including transitions between different vector mesons in GVMD.
Issue Date: 1977
Genre: Dissertation / Thesis
Type: Text
Language: English
Rights Information: 1977 John Michael Bronstein
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-07-01
Identifier in Online Catalog: 252671

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