First measurement of the helicity-dependent \(\)γ\(\)p↦pη differential cross-section
The helicity dependence of the \(\)γ\(\)p↦pη reaction has been measured for the first time at a center-of-mass angle θ*η = 70° in the photon energy range from 780 MeV to 790 MeV. The experiment, performed at the Mainz microtron MAMI, used a 4π-detector system, a circularly polarized, tagged photon beam, and a longitudinally polarized frozen-spin target. The helicity 3/2 cross-section is found to be small and the results for helicity 1/2 agree with predictions from the MAID analysis.
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